PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY Pediatric Hypertension: not your grandparent’s high blood pressure This activity is free.
This internet enduring material series consists of 3 videos. Participation should take approximately 35 minutes. CME activity released: December 19, 2014 Expires: December 18, 2017
________________________________________ TARGET AUDIENCE Activity was designed for primary care providers and other interdisciplinary team members.
DESCRIPTION Every provider caring for children will at some time face the question: "How high of a blood pressure is too high and what do I do about it?" Let's discuss a systematic approach towards the diagnosis and management of pediatric hypertension.
GAP The epidemic of obesity in childhood has made hypertension an increasing more common disease. There are importance differences in the causes of hypertension in children compared to adults which require a systematic diagnostic approach. Treatment is dictated by the underlying cause and is necessary to avoid neurologic, cardiovascular, and renal health consequences.
OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 1. Diagnose hypertension in children; 2. Plan the clinical and lab evaluation of hypertension; 3. Distinguish between primary and secondary causes of hypertension; 4. Manage the nonpharmacologic treatment of essential hypertension in overweight children. CME credit Is obtained upon completing the pre-test, reviewing the three videos, submitting the online evaluation and successfully passing the post test. An electronic CME certificate will be available after requirements are completed.
________________________________________ PEDIATRIC HYPERTENSION Content Includes: Video #1 - Diagnosis of high blood pressure in children (11 minutes) Video #2 - The evaluation of high blood pressure in children and adolescents (12 minutes) Video #3 - The management of hypertension in children and adolescents (8 minutes) SPEAKER Stephanie Nguyen, MD, MAS Assistant Professor, Pediatric Nephrology UC Davis Children’s Kidney Center Method of Participation: 1. Complete the pre-test 2. View the videos 3. Complete the test and pass with 75% or better 4. Complete the evaluation 5. Certificate will generate after passing test and evaluations are completed Accreditation: The University of California, Davis Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physician Credit: The University of California, Davis Health System designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ acceptable for multidisciplinary team members. Nurse: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report hours of credit and fill in "CME Category 1" for the provider number). Physician Assistant: The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) states that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are acceptable for continuing medical education requirements for recertification. Financial relationships with commercial interests associated with this CME activity: Faculty relevant financial relationships. Stephanie Nguyen, MD, MAS Assistant Professor, Pediatric Nephrology Organization Relationship Alexion Advisory panel member Content Reviewer: Lavjay Butani, MD MACM Professor and Chief of Pediatric Nephrology UC Davis Children’s Kidney Center Questions: If you have any questions please contact the UC Davis CME staff by email email@example.com or phone (916) 734-5390. Videos work best on FireFox browser.