The Importance of Measuring Blood Pressure Accurately
Jointly provided by the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Rhode Island Department of Health Chronic Care and Disease Management Program
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Release date: May 16, 2016
Valid through: May 16, 2018
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 30 minutes
Practice teams including physicians, nurses, nurse care managers, medical assistants, and other team members as well as public health professionals.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Explain why measuring blood pressure (BP) accurately is critical
- Identify common factors contributing to errors in office BP measurement and how to avoid them
- Determine which method of measuring BP yields the most accurate and representative blood pressures
- Name three methods used to measure BP in the office setting
Michael Rakotz, MD, FAAFP
Director of Chronic Disease Prevention, Improving Health Outcomes
American Medical Association
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine,
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Physician Continuing Medical Education
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