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Accurate blood pressure (BP) measurement is a critical step in improving hypertension control for the 116 million U.S. adults with high BP. While measuring BP is a common procedure, student training in BP measurement is often brief, with the type of training differing per school. This initial standardized, robust BP measurement training module can support existing efforts within health care schools to ensure students are learning the latest evidence-based techniques from the same curriculum as their peers and future care team members.
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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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AMA CME Accreditation Information
Credit Designation Statement: The American Medical Association designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 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:
1 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;
1 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;
1 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and
1 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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