Beyond the 50%: It Starts with Blood Pressure Measurement

Registration for the session closes on April 22! Don’t miss out! Register here today!

Did you know that 50% of people with hypertension in the United States are not adequately controlled? We can do better! It all starts with accurate blood pressure measurement.

Nurses are positioned to influence entire systems and communities to adopt accurate practices to assure the proper detection, prevention, management, and control of hypertension. We are also finding that our nurse colleagues are often surprised when they learn about the new approaches to accurate blood pressure measurement. That is why the Wisconsin Nurses Association is inviting you to “Beyond the 50%: It Starts with Blood Pressure Measurement,” a free one-hour training session on April 28, 2016 from 6:15pm-7:15pm, at the Marriott West Hotel in Madison. The session coincides with the APRN Forum networking reception, so feel free to stop on by the session after some networking.

Our presenter is Linda Murakami, RN, MSHA, from the American Medical Association. She will present an evidence-based approach to accurate blood pressure measurement. 1.0 CNE credits will be provided and a light supper with beverages will be served.

The WNA is strongly encouraging the adoption of accurate blood pressure measurement by all Wisconsin nurses. Our supporters include the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Million Hearts, MetaStar, and the American Medical Association. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Wisconsin and the nation.

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