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Hypertension: part five

Understanding self-management of hypertension and feel confident explaining it to your patients.

Welcome to the fifth module in our series looking at hypertension. It is based on the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) Hypertension Focal Point e-learning programme, and is designed to give pharmacy technicians an overview and better understanding of this area of practice.

Learning objectives

After reading this module, pharmacy technicians will: 

  • Understand that home blood pressure monitors can help patients to lower their blood pressure
  • Know where to access resources that can support people to self-monitor their blood pressure
  • Understand why dehydration poses a risk to patients taking antihypertensive medicines. 

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