Hypertension in Older Adults: Blood pressure goals and medication choices

Personalized education in 30-60 minutes in your office at a time that is convenient for you. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 2.0 Mainpro+ credits. 

Learning Objective

Participants will be able to apply evidence about blood pressure goals and medication choices to confidently initiate, re-evaluate and discontinue medications for their older adults with hypertension.

During the academic detailing session, participants will have the opportunity to:

  1. Discuss how guideline weigh different sources of evidence when formulating recommendation  with specific attention given to systolic blood pressure goals in older adults
  2. Describe the evidence for treating hypertension in older adults
  3. Compare the outcomes achieved with BP goals <140 mmHg vs <150-160 mmHg
  4. Compare the outcomes achieved with BP goal <120 mmHg vs <140 mmHg
  5. Describe the evidence for treating hypertension in adults aged 80+ and in those with frailty
  6. Describe the evidence for initiating antihypertensive therapy as monotherapy versus combination therapy
  7. Compare the evidence for using different medication classes as first line therapy

Availability

When: Until May 20, 2019
Where: Your office at your convenience, or via individual Web session
How: Email pad@gov.bc.ca or Phone 604 660-0382

Resources

For more information about the PAD service, visit PAD Frequently Asked Questions