Improve your accuracy in identifying elevated blood pressure and better interpret the results of both in-clinic and out-of-clinic assessments within the context of absolute cardiovascular risk.
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This activity has been accredited for 2 (Category 1) points in the RACGP QI & CPD Program for the 2017 - 2019 triennium (activity number 91773).
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This activity has been accredited by ACRRM for 1 Core point in the ACRRM PD Program for the 2017–2019 triennium (activity code: 9029).
- Recognised for the Practice Incentives Program Quality Prescribing Incentive (PIP QPI)
Evidence suggests that blood pressure measured in clinic is misleading in almost one-third of patients.
This online learning module has been designed to help you improve accuracy in identifying elevated blood pressure and better interpret the results of both in-clinic and out-of-clinic assessments within the context of absolute cardiovascular risk. The module also aims to increase your confidence in treatment decisions for patients with varying degrees of cardiovascular risk.
In this module you will learn to:
- identify and address potential confounders to best-practice blood pressure measurement
- explain the importance of assessing absolute risk to inform treatment decisions for patients with normal and elevated blood pressure
- explain the potential uses of out-of-clinic monitoring and identify which patients would benefit from home or ambulatory monitoring
- describe appropriate techniques for patients to confidently monitor their own blood pressure
- describe treatment strategies for patients at varying levels of risk
- devise strategies to improve the accuracy of blood pressure measurement and treatment in your practice.