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How to Measure BP Accurately with the MAP BP Program

Learning Objectives
1. Explain the challenges of obtaining accurate BP measurements
2. Compare and contrast the different methods of BP measurement
3. Describe how to properly prepare and position patients to take an accurate BP measurement in the clinical setting
4. Develop a foundation to make evidence-based changes at your health care organization
0.5 Credit CME

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure (BP), and uncontrolled hypertension is a leading cause of heart attacks and strokes. The American Medical Association developed the evidence-based MAP BP Program to help health care organizations improve their blood pressure control rates. A main aspect of this program is to teach health care professionals how to measure BP accurately which will help providers better diagnose and treat hypertension.

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

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ABP MOC Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity and individual assessment of and feedback to the learner, enables the learner to earn up to 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics' (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

ABIM MOC Statement: 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 the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

ABONHS MOC Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to meet the expectations of the American Board of Otolaryngology's Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of recognizing participation.

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