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BP Measurement Refresher: Student Edition

Learning Objectives
1. Prepare and position a patient for blood pressure (BP) measurement
2. Perform BP measurements on a manual, semi-automated, and automated office BP device
3. Identify the different categories of BP
0.5 Credit CME

Studies have shown that blood pressure (BP) measurement skills decline after several months and BP guidelines recommend that health care providers receive periodic BP measurement re-training. However, many schools do not offer a BP measurement refresher course or reassessment following initial BP measurement training. This module is designed to follow the BP Measurement Essentials course as an ongoing refresher for students. It can support existing training efforts as students begin clinical experiences and throughout their career in alignment with evolving guidelines, technology and patient needs.

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Activity Information:

CME Disclosure Statement: Unless noted, all individuals in control of content reported no relevant financial relationships.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Credit Renewal Date: May 2, 2023

AMA CME Accreditation Information

Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 0.50  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

  • 0.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;;
  • 0.50 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;
  • 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
  • 0.50 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program; and
  • 0.50 credit toward the CME [and Self-Assessment requirements] of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.


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