Management of Hypertension and the Use of Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring

0.75 NAPNAP Contact Hour, 0.25 Pharmacology Hour. This continuing education activity rate is $5 for NAPNAP Members and for non- members. 
This course will include prevalence and etiologies of high blood pressure in children and how to most accurately identify those patients who will require medical intervention. The presenters discussed evidence-based first and second line treatment, including recommended diagnostic and clinical monitoring. The role of the nurse practitioner in managing pediatric patients with concerns of high blood pressure will provide a unique view of changing practices.

Introduction: This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post test will be awarded 0.75 NAPNAP contact hour, of which 0.25 is pharmacology.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Learning Objectives

  • Define diagnosis and types of hypertension with pharmacologic management.
  • Describe when and how to use ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in pediatric patients.
  • Recognize the role APRNs have in starting and implementing an ABPM program.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 Contact hours
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Christine Burke, PPCNP-BC: Nephrology Nurse Practitioner, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del.
Joshua Zaritsky, MD, PhD: Chief of the Division of Nephrology, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del.



Dr. Zaritsky and Ms. Burke have no relevant financial relationships to disclose



Available Credit

  • 0.75 Contact hours


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