ONLINE SELF-STUDY PROGRAM
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 email@example.com
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.
Continuing Education Credit: This self-study activity offers 1.0 contact hour of Nursing Continuing Professional Development credit. It is the responsibility of participants to determine whether the content provided meets the specific continuing education requirements of their employer, certifying or licensing body.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Participants must view the entire video, review the handout file and complete the online evaluation by August 1, 2024 to receive the CE credit.
Link to EVALUATION
Relevant Financial Relationships: There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those involved with the ability to control the content of this activity.
Provider Statement: Wisconsin Nurses Association is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
INSTRUCTIONS: View the Program Video below. Check out the Additional Resources for information useful to your practice setting.
HANDOUT - Printable PDF that follows the PowerPoint slides in the presentation
PROGRAM VIDEO - 53 minutes long. Click arrow on center of graphic to start; hover mouse over bottom of graphic for pause/play controls.
- 7 Simple Tips to Get an Accurate BP Reading
- How to Measure Your Blood Pressure at Home
- Protocols for Controlling Hypertension in Adults from the Million Hearts® website
- November 2017 ACC-AHA Hypertension Guidelines At-A-Glance from WNA
- Hypertension Training Resources 2018 from WNA
WEBSITES WITH RESOURCES
- American Medical Association and American Heart Association - Target:BP / Tools and Downloads
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – High Blood Pressure
- National Institutes of Health - High Blood Pressure
- Using Patient-Centered Team-Based Care to Improve Hypertension Prevention, Detection, and Management in Wisconsin 2017 WNA webpage
Questions? Links not working? Please contact the WNA office at 608-221-0383 or (800) 362-3959 or firstname.lastname@example.org