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Achieving Accuracy: BP Measurement

February 19, 2020


Web-based eLearning course from the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association. This eLearning competency training course focuses on proper in-office blood pressure (BP) measurement. The course is designed to train healthcare professionals on how to measure BP accurately on all three BP measurement devices: manual, semi-automated and automated. The module will help clinicians achieve competence in consistent, accurate BP measurement and improve confidence in their ability to better identify patients at risk for hypertension.

The goal of the course is to improve the quality of BP measurement taken by clinicians on a consistent basis to more accurately identify patients with hypertension and provide ongoing treatment and care for those patients.

The course includes three interactive micromodules:
• Review and recognition of current blood pressure guidelines and classification
• How to accurately measure and record blood pressure
• Working as a clinical team and patient partner to provide optimal care


February 19, 2020
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American Heart Association