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Blood Pressure and Hypertension (HSM)

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The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of blood pressure and hypertension. As a community health worker, it’s important to understand the risk factors your clients may have for hypertension and address the barriers they may face in managing their condition for better health.

You will learn about the complications of hypertension, which include heart disease (the leading cause of death in the United States and in Idaho), stroke (the fourth leading cause of death in Idaho) and kidney failure. You’ll also learn about screening and treatment, as well as lifestyle changes your clients can make to monitor and control high blood pressure. And, you’ll be equipped to raise awareness in your community about the dangers of undiagnosed hypertension and the benefits of treating high blood pressure to reduce the risk of stroke, heart failure and kidney damage.

This course closes two weeks after it is first accessed by the student. Certificate of Completion can be printed after successful completion of the course.