Tools & Downloads

These tools and resources are designed to help your practice improve blood pressure control for all of your patients. Resources include interactive tools, fact sheets, podcasts, webinars, and videos, along with handouts you can give your patients.

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Diagnose High BP

Blood Pressure Measurement (Poster)

The proper steps to take when measuring blood pressure, with evidence-based tips for correct positioning.

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BP Positioning Challenge

Resolve positioning issues to get an accurate reading.

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Measuring Blood Pressure

Handout showing critical steps for measuring BP accurately, along with the potential impact of mismeasurement.

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Measuring Blood Pressure (Poster)

Poster showing critical steps for measuring BP accurately, along with the potential impact of mismeasurement.

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Technique Quick Check

Help ensure that everyone in your practice takes BP readings the right way—and the same way—every time.

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Understand Your BP Numbers

This tool helps patients determine what category their blood pressure falls under.

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What is High Blood Pressure?

Get the basics of high blood pressure, including key statistics, risk factors, and information about treatment.

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Create & Update a Treatment Plan

Collaborative Communication Strategies to Manage Blood Pressure

Ways to collaborate with your patients to control BP, including five communication skills that may help improve engagement.

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How Do I Manage My Medicines?

FAQs about taking blood pressure medication, with a chart to help track medication use.

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Patients often have questions but aren’t sure how to ask. This handout can help.

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Treatment Algorithm

Use this tool to see the recommended treatment for each BP threshold.

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What Is High Blood Pressure Medication?

The medicines prescribed to help lower blood pressure and their possible side effects.

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Monitor and Manage

7 Salty Myths

Patients have many misconceptions about salt. This poster dispels 7 common myths.

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Accessing Your Patient’s Self-Measured Results Using Check.Change.Control® Tracker

CCC Tracker allows patients to track their own BP and set reminders, while you monitor their progress remotely.

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Consequences of High Blood Pressure

What are the consequences of uncontrolled high blood pressure?

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Effects of Excessive Sodium on your Health (salt)

Get the facts on the effects excessive sodium intake can have on one’s health and appearance.

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High Blood Pressure and Stroke

Explain the risks associated with high blood pressure, including stroke.

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How Can I Monitor My Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Weight?

Help your patients with increased risk for heart disease or stroke work with you to monitor their risk and manage it.

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What Can I Do To Improve My High Blood Pressure?

These five lifestyle modifications can improve blood pressure for patients diagnosed with hypertension.

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Why Should I Limit Sodium?

Understand why too much salt can cause problems. Get tips on which foods to avoid and how to cook tasty food using less salt.

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Patient-Measured BP

7 Day Recording Log (2 times/day – average)

For patients to record their average blood pressure readings twice a day.

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7 Day Recording Log (2 times/day)

Help patients to record their blood pressure readings.

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Blood Pressure Average Calculator

Help your patients keep track as they measure and monitor their BP.

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Device Accuracy Test

Verify that a patient device can measure accurately.

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How to Measure Blood Pressure Accurately

Make sure you're getting accurate blood pressure readings.

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Inventory Management

Keep track of your self-measured BP loaner devices.

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Loaner Device Agreement

Enable a patient to use a loaner device.

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Patient Training Reference Guide

Ensure that designated staff has everything they need to train patients to self-measure blood pressure at home.

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Using a Wrist Cuff to Measure Blood Pressure

How to use a wrist cuff when an upper arm cuff won’t fit.

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Recognition Program

Data Collection Worksheet

Use this sheet to collect data to submit to the Target: BP recognition program.

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Target: BP Data User Guide

Get help completing and submitting your recognition data.

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Target: BP FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Target: BP Recognition Program.

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Best Practices

Acting Rapidly at Gittelman Primary Care

How one medical practice is using the Target: BP framework to improve blood pressure control among their patients.

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Getting the Entire Health Team Involved

Case study on how success can be achieved quickly using a team-based approach with an emphasis on customized training.

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Guideline Hypertension Highlights

This document provides highlights from the 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults.

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Introduction

Scientific Sessions 2016.

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Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente has already achieved success and help set the standard for maintaining blood pressure control using a team-based approach.

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Measuring Accurately at Erie Family Health Center

How one medical practice is using the Target: BP framework to improve blood pressure control for patients.

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Million Hearts

Case studies based on using team-based practices that are the core of Target: BP program.

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Partnering with the Community at the Department of Family Medicine at MedStar Health

How one medical practice is using the Target: BP framework to improve blood pressure control among their patients.

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Quick Assessment

See how well you measure, how rapidly you act, and how you partner with patients.

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Reducing the HBP Gap Among Minority Groups

Case study on how DMC primary care group have reached success in treating HBP among minority groups in Miami, Florida.

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