Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH) is an uncommon disorder associated with a range of neurologic diseases, particularly in elderly patients. It can cause debilitating symptoms that interfere with activities of daily living and increase the risk of falls. This eNewsletter addresses early recognition of NOH with use of diagnostic assessment; patient education about avoiding triggers of NOH; and nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic approaches to treatment.
eNewsletter with interactive benchmarking
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Differentiate NOH from non-neurogenic orthostatic hypotension
- Counsel patients on trigger avoidance and nonpharmacologic approaches to management of NOH
- Select appropriate pharmacologic treatment options to improve symptoms in patients with NOH
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants
The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is provided for 1.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria.
This activity is provided for 0.5 hours related to pharmacotherapeutic content.
The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This distinction is valid through November 2020.
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 1.00 hour(s) of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the PA Review Panel. Approval is valid for 1 year from the issue date of February 22, 2017. Participants may submit the post-test at any time during that period.
This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.
This activity was supported by an educational grant from Lundbeck.
The opinions or views expressed in this continuing education activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education, American Academy of Physician Assistants, Continuing Education Alliance, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, or Lundbeck.
Accredited status as a provider of continuing nursing education refers only to the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education continuing education activities, and does not imply UNMC or American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial supporters.
Please note that while the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is an ANCC accredited organization, this does not imply endorsement by the UNMC or ANCC of any commercial products affiliated with this activity.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education are expected to disclose to the audience any significant support or substantial relationship(s) with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all faculty are expected to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and planning committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias, and based upon all the available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Please note that this activity may refer to use of products for a purpose other than which they were approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Dr Low has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial interests.
Ms Vernon: advisory board: Acorda.
The Planning Committee for this activity included Heidi Keeler, PhD, RN, of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education; Mark P. Christiansen, PhD, PA-C, of the University of the Pacific; and Ruth Cohen and Margaret Inman of Practicing Clinicians Exchange. The members of the Planning Committee have no significant relationships to disclose.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- Read the eNewsletter in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form online
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hours.
Release date: February 22, 2017
Expiration date: February 22, 2018
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