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Target: BP Webinar – The Importance of Measuring Blood Pressure Accurately
July 26, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
This one-hour live webinar will train physicians, and clinical teams on the “Measure Accurately” component of the M.A.P. Framework. M.A.P. stands for Measure Accurately, Act Rapidly, and Partner with Patients, Families and Communities. Blood pressure variability, poor blood pressure measurement technique and white-coat effect contribute to uncertainty about what a patient’s true blood pressure is. This uncertainty about the reliability of a patient’s blood pressure reading is a leading cause of clinicians failing to act to manage high blood pressure (therapeutic inertia).
Describe accurate blood pressure measurement as the foundation for accurately diagnosing and managing high blood pressure
Describe the impact that unreliable blood pressure measurements can have on clinical decisions
List factors (patient, observer, system) that can make blood pressure readings inaccurate and identify strategies to overcome those factors
Use Measure Accurately tools to identify opportunities for improving accuracy and reliability of blood pressure measurement