ECHO-Chicago: Resistant Hypertension
Our focus on hypertension is in response to a critical need for expanded access to best practice care for hypertension in our community. Hypertension is recognized as a major contributing factor to heart disease. Incidence rates of hypertension are as high as 50% among Chicago’s South Side health center adult patient populations. Project ECHO sessions address state of the art care, including proper techniques for obtaining accurate BP readings, medication management, dietary changes, and patient adherence. Sessions are designed to train and support community providers in managing the challenges of resistant hypertension.
The goal of the Extension for Community Health Outcomes (ECHO) is to provide training for community-based primary care providers in the management of common, complex, chronic conditions such as resistant hypertension in order to improve provider knowledge and self-efficacy and patient health outcomes.
The target audience for this activity includes phyisicians specializing in internal medicine and family medicine.
At the conclusion of this activity, participatants will be able to:
- Summarize treatment options for resistant hypertension;
- Recognize when a patient needs to be referred to specialist;
- Apply standard of care treatment of resistant hypertension.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.