WNA Beyond the 50: Accurate Blood Pressure Measurement 2.0

Did you know that  52% of people with hypertension in Wisconsin are not adequately controlled?  We can do better!  It starts with accurate blood pressure measurement.

This evidence-based self-study program was developed in collaboration with the Wisconsin Division of Public Health,  MetaStar, Inc., and the Wisconsin Nurses Association utilizing resources from the American Medical Association.  It is offered FREE OF CHARGE through a chronic disease grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Wisconsin Division of Public Health.
Materials developed 2019; updated August, 2022

Already completed this self-study activity in the past?  All clinicians are encouraged to update BP measurement skills EVERY 6 MONTHS - so you may complete the evaluation for CE credit each time each time you review the content of this activity.

PURPOSE:  Protect and improve the health and safety of patients, families, and populations through accurate measurement each and every time a blood pressure is taken including by patients through self-measurement.

1. Understand the “M.A.P. Framework” as an evidence-based approach to prevention and control of hypertension developed by the American Medical Association and Johns Hopkins Medicine.
2. Learn the importance of accurate measurement and how to avoid common errors.
3. Explore how to partner with patients and engage their participation in accurate self-measurement.

TARGET AUDIENCE: All personnel measuring blood pressures or instructing patients in self-measurement, including nurses, other health professionals and assistant staff working in public/community health settings; also  students in technical college/university healthcare programs.

PRESENTER: Linda Murakami, RN, BSN, MSHA is a Senior Program Manager for Quality Improvement in the department of Health Outcomes at the American Medical Association. In this role, she provides leadership and technical expertise to primary care teams by conducting data-driven, quality-improvement coaching.

Questions? Please contact the WNA office at 608-221-0383 or info@wisconsinnurses.org

Funding for this program was received from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Public Health through its Wisconsin Chronic Disease Prevention Program, under funding opportunity no. CDC-RFA-DP 13-1305 from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services.