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Hypertension

Getting to the HEART of the Matter

heart.pngAccording to the CDC, Americans suffer more than 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes every year. Many risks for heart disease and stroke, including hypertension and high cholesterol, do not present any symptoms. However, many of these risks, specifically hypertension, high cholesterol, smoking, and obesity, are preventable and controllable. Controlling these risks could reduce a person's risk for heart attack or stroke by more than 80%

Our goal at Quality Insights is to arm Delaware healthcare providers with the evidence-based education, guidance and resources you need to help patients prevent and manage hypertension.
 

On-Demand Webinar: A Low Pressure Approach to Controlling High Blood Pressure

heart-health_Af-American-female_1.jpgThe Delaware Healthy Heart Ambassador - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring (HHA-BPSM) program, a Delaware Division of Public Health (DE DPH) initiative, is a new CDC evidence-based, lifestyle intervention program to help people with hypertension learn how to monitor and take control of their high blood pressure using simple yet effective techniques.

Quality Insights, in partnership with DE DPH, hosted a live webinar on May 26, 2021 to provide healthcare providers and patients with hypertension details about the program. This presentation was recorded and is now available online and offers healthcare providers an opportunity to earn 1.0 hour of free  CME/CNE.

Certificate-01-(2).jpgHealthcare Professionals: Earn Free CME/CNE (1.0 contact hour) 
To receive CME/CNE credit for watching this on-demand webinar, you must:
     •  View the 60-minute recorded presentation
     •  Complete evaluation

Download this flyer to find out how to access the Low Pressure Approach to Improving High Blood Pressure on-demand webinar.

Watch this video to get a sneak peek at the webinar: 


Hypertension Education & Resources

Please visit our Resources library and Practice Module archive to access a plethora of hypertension control and management education, guidance and resources.
 

Patient Education Videos - Hypertension Management

Hyp-Powtoon-flyer_shadowed.pngQuality Insights recently created a series of three short videos for patient education that:
   * Are easy to understand
   * Can be sent via text, email, or patient portal
   * Can be shown in waiting rooms
   * Can be used with telehealth appointments

The series includes the following videos:
  1. Small Steps to Big Improvements: Walks patients through small steps they can take to make a meaningful change in their blood pressure
  2. Ready, Set, Go: A Roadtrip Through Hypertension: Discusses blood pressure readings and their meaning in an engaging stoplight format
  3. Take High Blood Pressure Into Your Own Hands: Describes proper technique for Self-Management of Blood Pressure
 

podcast-icon.pngMedication Therapy Management Podcast

Listen to this podcast to get a Delaware pharmacist's perspective about the Medication Therapy Management program being offered by the Delaware Pharmacists Society. This program is available to Delaware health care practices at NO COST.


Need More Information?

If you are interested in participating in this initiative and would like more information, please email Ashley Biscardi or call 1.800.642.8686, Ext. 137.