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Hypertension: part four

Understanding NICE pharmacological treatment guidelines and options for the management of hypertension.

Welcome to the fourth 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 and its online counterpart, you will: 

  • Be familiar with NICE and ESC/ESH hypertension treatment guidelines
  • Understand the NICE 4-step approach to hypertension treatment
  • Know where to find more information about antihypertensive medicines and their side effects. 
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