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Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about the recent clinical guideline updates for screening, diagnosis, and treatment of hypertension in children and adolescents.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify the risk factors, prevalence, and etiology for primary and secondary pediatric hypertension.
  2. Describe the updated clinical practice guidelines for screening and diagnosis of hypertension in children and adolescents.
  3. Summarize the new pediatric clinical practice guidelines for managing hypertension nonpharmacologically with lifestyle modifications and pharmacologically with use of antihypertensive medications.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH / 0.5 APH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Awarded Advanced Pharmacology Hours

Test Code: NP0520B
Published: May 2020
Expires: 3/4/2022
Required Passing Score: 14/20 (70%)
Authors: Irina Benenson, DNP, FNP-C; Frederick A. Waldron, MD, MPH, FACEP; Sallie Porter, DNP, PhD, RN-BC, CPNP, APN