Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure: The author, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
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Accreditation Statement: This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and AAACN.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.
The purpose of this continuing nursing education article is to inform ambulatory care nurses and other health care professionals about hypertension and blood pressure control. After studying the information presented in this article, you will be able to:
Define hypertension and discuss the incidence rates in the United States.
Explain how to properly measure a patient's blood pressure.
Identify variables that could cause a false blood pressure reading.