Obesity Hypertension: Prevention and Intervention Approaches Short Course

Credits: 2
Course Expiration: May 31, 2024
Professional Approvals: CDR, CBDCE
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Learn the approaches for preventing hypertension through weight management/weight loss with this case based self-study course!

This continuing professional education (CPE) self-study course includes required reading of a journal article which presents an overview of the epidemiology of obesity hypertension and the increased risk to cardiovascular health. It also reviews the evidence for preventing new onset of or improved or improving management of existing hypertension through application of weight loss strategies via diet therapy, physical activity, pharmacotherapy, and bariatric surgery.

The CPE course requires the learner to apply the information in the article to a case-study based exam to assess knowledge and understanding of content and  apply the information as if implementing it in practice.

Purchasing Options: This is available as Additional Certificate only. Includes a link to the required reading in the course document, electronic test, and 1 certificate with passing grade.

It has been a longstanding recommendation to lose weight to help lower blood pressure. The required reading and the CPE course provide good evidence-based information to back our recommendations. The course will help professionals discuss different approaches for weight loss for all our variety of clients/patients and provide them with solid studies that have been done. This also assists patient education professionals to better explain the long-term effects on their body/organs and help them prevent further organ damage.
- Obesity Hypertension: Prevention and Intervention Approaches Short Course
Mary (Marne) Keeler, RDN, LD
Obesity and hypertension are growing issues and the information in this CPE program is clear, concise, and relevant to the dietetics profession.
- Obesity Hypertension: Prevention and Intervention Approaches Short Course
Jonathan Gonzalez, MS, RD, LD

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Apply the latest recommendations when guiding patients through management and treatment options for diagnosed hypertension.
  2. Discuss evidence-based approaches for preventing hypertension though weight management/weight loss.
  3. Explain how excess weight plays a role in the development of hypertension.
  4. Understand the existing gaps in knowledge when it comes to approaches to prevent or manage hypertension as it relates to weight management.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs, CDCESs

CDR Activity Number: 168906 Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.5 Demonstrates knowledge of nutrient requirements throughout the lifespan, and their role in health promotion and disease prevention.
  • 8.2.1 Engages in educational activities to maintain knowledge and to obtain new knowledge of diseases and clinical conditions.
  • 8.2.3 Analyzes new information and how it impacts medical nutrition therapy.
  • 8.2.4 Integrates new knowledge of disease states and clinical conditions into practice.

Note: Numerous other Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 10 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Weight-loss strategies for prevention and treatment of hypertension: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association (a link to the document is included in the downloadable course document).

Disclaimer: The text associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles that will be applied in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.


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