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Self-Measured Blood Pressure Essentials: Student Edition

Learning Objectives
1. Define self-measured blood pressure (SMBP)
2. Describe the importance of SMBP
3. Identify how to choose the right equipment for SMBP measurements
4. Explain how to perform SMBP and document the measurements
5. Identify the resources you can use with patients to help them measure BP correctly
0.5 Credit CME

Self-measured blood pressure (SMBP), when combined with clinical support, can help enhance the quality and accessibility of care for people with high blood pressure (BP) and improve BP control. While a critical component of managing patients with hypertension, many health care schools do not incorporate SMBP training into current curricula. This module can help students understand how to properly partner with patients to measure BP – at home and in the office – driving improved quality of care for patients with hypertension, both during training and beyond.

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Student Blood Pressure (BP) Measurement Essentials

Accurate BP measurement is critical. Learn AMA's best practices in BP measurement techniques to help with early detection and chronic disease prevention. Browse all 3 modules.


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Activity Information:

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.

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

* Robert Townsend: Medtronic, consultant; Regeneron, consultant.

If applicable, all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

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

0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

0.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

0.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing 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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