Blood Pressure Monitoring & Management Tools for Healthcare Professionals

Partnering with Patients

Health care professionals are important allies in a patient’s journey to monitoring and managing their blood pressure. From providing accurate information on blood pressure to partnering with them on medication adherence and lifestyle modifications, healthcare professionals are essential to patients’ success.

Starting with the care team, precise blood pressure measurement is essential to guide accurate diagnosis and treatment. Self-measured blood pressure can play a role in every phase of blood pressure control. This includes initial diagnosis, medication adjustments and long-term patient monitoring.

These resources provide the building blocks of blood pressure measurement and management for health care professionals.

MAP

Measure accurately. Act rapidly. Partner with patients. The MAP framework serves as the guideline-directed and evidence-based quality improvement approach to blood pressure management. This framework was developed to address common drivers of uncontrolled blood pressure: inaccurate blood pressure measurement leading to diagnostic uncertainty, resistance to therapeutic treatment and treatment non-adherence. All three components work together to achieve improved blood pressure control and provide a phased, systematic approach to implementing quality improvement in hypertension.

Self-measured blood pressure (SMBP)

The SMBP Quick Start Guide provides a systematic approach to leveraging self-measurement as part of a blood pressure control strategy. The guide begins with an assessment tool to reflect on current practice. Then it provides educational resources for care teams on the evidence base, clinical use and operational steps to support SMBP, including coding guidance.