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This CPD module provides an overview of hypertension and aims to improve your understanding of the condition.

The aim of this module is to explain the role the community pharmacy team can play in identifying people who may have high blood pressure (hypertension). 

Contributing Author: Alison Warren, consultant pharmacist, cardiology. 

Learning objectives

After completing this module, pharmacy technicians will be able to: 

  • Explain the role of blood pressure monitoring in the diagnosis and management of hypertension 
  • Identify blood pressure levels that are normal, high or very high
  • Support people to reach blood pressure targets and adhere to medicines for the management of hypertension. 
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