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CANCELED: Fifth Annual Hypertension Summit to be held March 19 in Fargo

Registration for the North Dakota Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention Program’s Fifth Annual Hypertension Summit, to be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Fargo Holiday Inn on March 19, is now open!

The goal of the Summit is to share the importance of hypertension diagnosis and treatment with providers of all backgrounds. This year, covered topics include: motivating patients towards lower BP with lifestyle changes, medication management of hypertension, complementary and alternative treatments for hypertension, and addressing social determinants of health through collaborative approaches.

CME credit will be offered for this FREE training opportunity! Register here.

The summit will include a Blood Pressure Protocol Training session from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The purpose of this training is to help participants:

  • Understand why accuracy in blood pressure measurement is critical in identification and management of hypertension
  • Identify basic lifestyle recommendations to lower BP
  • Recommend tools for education, workflow, and an approved protocol for use to improve identification and management of people with elevated BP
  • Demonstrate proper sizing of a BP cuff and how to take blood pressure accurately
  • Discuss alternate BP measurement sites

This free course provides attendees one (1) continuing education credit from the ND Board of Nursing (but is limited to the first 25 registrants).

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