Using Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring to Diagnose and Manage High Blood Pressure
This one-hour activity trains physicians, their care teams and other participants registered for the AMA/AHA joint initiative Target: BP on the appropriate use of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP) in clinical practice. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the 2017 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults recommend the use of SMBP to confirm the diagnosis of hypertension when office blood pressures (BPs) are high.
The 2017 AHA/ACC also recommends the use of SMBP to manage patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Unfortunately, many clinicians and care teams are not familiar with the use of SMBP in an evidence-based manor. This activity reviews techniques and protocols that help participants more effectively diagnose and manage patients with hypertension.