Pressure Drop: The Latest Guidelines on Treating Hypertension


With all the guidelines out there for managing hypertension, choosing which to follow is enough to raise your blood pressure. Don’t stress. Get an overview of the various guidelines and recommended medication regimens for treating high blood pressure at this case-based session. Speakers will explore how to evaluate the evidence behind the guidelines, set realistic blood pressure goals, and deliver optimal patient-centered treatment.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Compare guidelines and consensus recommendations for the treatment of patients with hypertension.
  2. Identify recommended blood pressure goals based on patient-specific characteristics.
  3. Evaluate recent evidence that influences the selection of blood pressure goals for individual patients.
  4. Recommend appropriate medication regimens for the treatment of hypertension based on current guidelines.
  5. Formulate patient-centered treatment plans for complex patients with hypertension.
Eric Maclaughlin,
Professor & Chair
Texas Tech University Hlth Sci Ctr/Sch of Pharmacy
Joseph Saseen, PharmD, FCCP
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Clinical Patient Care and Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Saturday, March 17
3:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Music City Center - Room 101A-B
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-050-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.2
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