Instructions for Self-Assessment: The self-assessment can be completed by anyone on the healthcare team – or by multiple people on the team. It will only take a few minutes to complete. As you are responding to the questions, make sure you are thinking about how everyone on your team operates. Marking “yes” would indicate an element is 100 percent in place – everyone on the team participates every time blood pressure is measured.
Once you have completed the self-assessment, there is an action plan template at the end of the assessment document if you have identified any areas for improvement. You can work with your clinic team to prioritize improvement and develop a plan for action. This site contains several helpful tools for improving blood pressure measurement.
You can download a copy of this checklist here.
In addition, your clinic can be recognized with an award as one of the champion clinics in Utah for blood pressure measurement and hypertension control. The Utah Million Hearts Coalition wants to acknowledges the efforts and commitment clinics have made to meet the highest standards of clinical blood pressure control or substantial improvement in control rates. The award is based off this assessment and is tiered from Bronze to Platinum with the opportunity to improve each year. The application for the Excellence in Blood Pressure Control Award can be submitted between Feb 1st, 2016 and April 1st, 2016. We plan to announce award recipients on June 1st, 2016.
Please click here to apply for this award.