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Hot topics in hypertension (2 CPD hours)

This interactive module, based on typical case studies that might present to a GP, will update you on recent developments surrounding GP diagnosis, investigation and management of hypertension in primary care


To update you on current practice in hypertension including the 2011 NICE guidance and, in particular, improve your understanding of:

  • The diagnosis of hypertension
  • Lifestyle and drug therapies used in management of hypertension
  • The effect of variability in blood pressure on cardiovascular risk
  • Management of hypertension in the elderly

In this interactive module, you will learn as you work through real-life primary care patient scenarios. You will be assessed before starting the module and again at the end, to gauge how your knowledge has improved.

You don’t have to complete the whole module in one sitting. You can break off at any point mid-module and pick up again where you left off by pressing the Resume Module button alongside the module title in your Pulse-Learning CPD log.

This module will be reviewed over the coming months to incorporate the impact of the new JBS III guidelines on practice.

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