This document provides recommended technique for measuring blood pressure in an office. It includes best practices for patient preparation, patient position, equipment, cuff size, measurement, number of measurements and special circumstances.
This is a two-page resource for patient with information about blood pressure cuffs and taking blood pressure measurements at home. Space is also provided for the health care professional to write in a target BP and frequency of measurement instructions for patients.
This is a guide for patients about measuring blood pressure and how to take an accurate measurement at home. Guidance is also given about purchasing a blood pressure cuff and interpreting measurement results.
The self-assessment can be completed by anyone on the health care 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