Hypertension in Children and Adolescents
Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 4040, 5070, 5080, 5260
Suggested CDR Performance Indicators: 8.1.4, 8.1.5, 8.4.1, 9.6.1
CPE Level 2
CDR Activity Type 720
This continuing education course reviews current research regarding hypertension in children and defines the dietitian's role in screening, prevention, and management of the condition.
Course content appeared as the CPE Monthly in the February 2019 issue of Today's Dietitian.
After completing this continuing education course, nutrition professionals should be able to:
- Discuss the increase in childhood hypertension and the condition's long-term damaging effects on the cardiovascular system.
- Identify three factors that may indicate a child's risk of developing prehypertension or hypertension.
- Compare three dietary modifications associated with decreased blood pressure rates in children.
- Prepare a family-based management plan for childhood hypertension based on an individual's contributing factors, current diet and lifestyle behaviors, and home environment.
Molly Chaffin, MS, RD, works for the dietetic internship and online master's program at the University of South Mississippi, while offering nutrition consulting and educational talks at a fitness club in Vail, Colorado.
The author has no relevant disclosures to report regarding this program. She has certified that no conflict of interest exists for this program. View our disclosure policy.
- 2.00 CDR