ExpiresJuly 31, 2021
American College of Physicians
The prevalence of hypertension is high, with the risk rising as people age. The risk from elevated blood pressure is significant and is a leading cause of preventable death due to cardiovascular disease. Many people are unaware that they have hypertension and even among those who do, less than half are treated to the recommended target levels.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
- Recognize essential hypertension in patients not yet formally diagnosed with the condition.
- Engage patients as partners to reduce risk and improve hypertension control (e.g., shared decision making on approach and setting goals based on patient values, preferences, outcomes).
- Connect clinicians, patients and families to a variety of resources for information and support about healthy behaviors.
- Understand the options for initiating pharmacologic therapy, if necessary, the goals of therapy and how to counsel patients on the importance of medication adherence.
Hypertension, Blood pressure
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care & Procedural Skills, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban, VA/Military