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2017 Hypertension Guidelines: What's New?

2017 Hypertension Guidelines: What's New?
Please join Dr. Carmen Smith in exploring the most recent hypertension guidelines updates. Participants will learn about the overall hypertension guidelines updates, including prevalence, risk, etiology, and blood pressure categories. Pharmacists will also be introduced to the latest recommendations surrounding treatment goals and therapy.



CE Hours


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Requirements for CE Credit

To successfully complete this program, participants must:
  1. Register for this program (note: only credit card payments are accepted for this program).
  2. Log in and navigate to this event page.
  3. Watch the video. Click the + button beside the module to expand - the video will be embedded below. All handouts will be available for download here as well, by clicking the text.
  4. Complete the test. Participants must pass with at least a 50%.
  5. Complete the evaluation.
As soon as the evaluation is completed a report will be automatically generated using the NABP ePID and DOB stored in the participant's profile. Please ensure your NABP ePID and DOB are correct in your profile before claiming credit.  
As required by ACPE, St. Louis College of Pharmacy reports all pharmacy CE credit through CPE Monitor. While a statement of participation may be downloaded from our website, the credit must be reported to CPE Monitor in order to satisfy NABP and state board requirements. To learn more about CPE Monitor, please visit ACPE's website here »
Participants are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of credit reporting by checking their NABP profiles online. Please allow up to 48 hours from submission of credit for reflection in your NABP profile, as CPE monitor syncs. If a participant notices any errors or omissions, they are encouraged to contact our office as soon as possible. Consistent with ACPE's policy, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is unable to award or correct any CE credit if the expiration date for an online activity is in the past.





  • Define hypertension on the basis of the current recommendations.
  • Assess hypertension treatment recommendations in the current guidelines based on BP thresholds.
  • Identify blood pressure goals for comorbid conditions and special patient groups.


Carmen B. Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Brief Bio : Dr. Carmen Smith is currently an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and St. Louis College of Pharmacy. In addition, she serves as a the residency program director for the PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis where she practices as a clinical pharmacist in Internal and Family Medicine. Dr. Smith earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree (Pharm.D.) from the University of Tennessee. Subsequently, she completed a PGY1 Pharamcy Residency at Methodist University in Memphis, TN and a PGY2 Internal Medicine Residency at West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown, WV. She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).

Activity Number


Release Date: Oct 31, 2018
Credit Expiration Date: Oct 31, 2021

CE Hours