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Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: Action Steps for Clinicians
Action Steps for Clinicians

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues

Resource Subtopic: Behavioral Health.

Keywords: Hypertension.

Year Developed: 2014

Resource Type: n.a..

Primary Audience: Clinicians Health Center Staff

Language(s): English

Developed by: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The purpose of this guide is to facilitate the implementation of SMBP plus clinical support in four key areas: Preparing care teams to support SMBP, selecting and incorporating clinical support systems, empowering patients, and encouraging health insurance coverage for SMBP plus additional clinical support. For each area, the guide lists actions that can facilitate the implementation of SMBP plus additional support. Beside each action step, it provides corresponding electronic resources to assist with these actions. It also includes appendices that describe proper SMBP preparation and technique, clinical support interventions that are effective when used with SMBP, the proper way to check a home blood pressure monitor for accuracy, and the burden and cost of hypertension.

Resource Details: This guide provides action steps and resources on SMBP for clinicians and is not meant to replace individual clinical judgment.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit