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Hypertension: part one

The steps community pharmacy professionals need to take to look after patients with hypertension

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

Learning objectives

After reading this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe what hypertension is
  • Determine the main risk factors and causes of hypertension
  • Explain the difference between primary and other types of hypertension.

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