Using Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring to Diagnose and Manage High Blood Pressure
This one-hour activity trains physicians, their care teams and other participants registered for the AMA/AHA joint initiative Target: BP on the appropriate use of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP) in clinical practice.
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Using Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring to Diagnose and Manage High Blood Pressure

 

Participation and Successful Completion
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following:

  1. Register and view the course online.
  2. View the content in its entirety.
  3. Complete a post-test with a minimum score of 70%.
  4. Complete a survey of your learning experience.
  5. Claim your CME/CE Certificate.


Hardware/Software Requirements
Internet Explorer 7 or greater, Firefox (Latest Version), Google Chrome, Windows 7 or above, Safari (Latest Version), Adobe Acrobat Reader, Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh, Mac OS 10.4

Target Audience
Physicians, Physician Assistants
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners

Description
This one-hour activity trains physicians, their care teams and other participants registered for the AMA/AHA joint initiative Target: BP on the appropriate use of Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP) in clinical practice. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the 2017 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults recommend the use of SMBP to confirm the diagnosis of hypertension when office blood pressures (BPs) are high.

The 2017 AHA/ACC also recommends the use of SMBP to manage patients with uncontrolled hypertension. Unfortunately, many clinicians and care teams are not familiar with the use of SMBP in an evidence-based manor. This activity reviews techniques and protocols that help participants more effectively diagnose and manage patients with hypertension. 

Learning Objectives 
At the completion of this online course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain the benefits of using SMBP.
  2. List patients for which SMBP is indicated.
  3. Demonstrate how to train patients to self-measure their BP.
  4. Explain how to interpret SMBP readings.
  5. Describe how to set up an SMBP program in your practice.


Faculty
Linda Murakami, RN, BSN, MSHA
Sr. Program Manager
AMA

Laken Barkowski, RN
Improvement Advisor
AMA

Accreditation Statements
ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  04/18/2018
TERMINATION DATE:  04/18/2021
LAST REVIEW DATE: April 2018
JOINT ACCREDITATION TERM: 04/18/2018 – 04/18/2021

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the American Heart Association. The American Heart Association is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

AMA Credit Designation Statement - Physicians
The American Heart Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Acceptance Statement – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.00 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

AANP Credit Acceptance Statement – Nurse Practitioners
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. **AMA Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. Credit will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

ANCC Credit Designation Statement - Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 1.00 contact hours. **ANCC Credit must be claimed within 6 months of attendance. CME/CE will no longer be available to claim after the 6 months claiming period.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity
60 minutes

Disclosures
All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities provided by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity. In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations. Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials.

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/
Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Speaker’s Bureau

Linda Murakami

AMA

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Laken Barkowski

AMA

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Michael Rakotz

AMA

None

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Heather Alger

AHA

None

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Amy Ciarochi

AHA

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Una Charley

AMA

None

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Alison Smith

AHA

None

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None

This table represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Medium
This activity is an internet-based activity.

Contact Information
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Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
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Copyright Information
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Commercial Support
This activity did not receive independent medical educational grants.


Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
34 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

0 Credits> American Heart Association> AHA

1 Contact Hours> American Nurses Credentialing Center> ANCC

1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> Attendance Credit