Clinical case study
Blood pressure: measure, manage & monitor
This interactive case study has been designed to help you improve accuracy in identifying elevated blood pressure in patients as well as better interpret the results of both in-clinic and out-of-clinic assessments.
This activity has been accredited for 2 (Category 2) points in the RACGP QI & CPD Program for the 2017 - 2019 triennium (activity number 92377).
This activity has been accredited by ACRRM for 1 Core point in the ACRRM PD Program for the 2017–2019 triennium (activity code: 9090).
Meet Darren Jones, a 55-year-old man who appears well but mentions that a colleague's recent heart attack has got him worried and he'd like reassurance about whether he's at risk.
How would you determine his risk of a heart attack or stroke? How would you decide if Darren needs pharmacological therapy? How often should you monitor his blood pressure? How would you alter his therapy based on his blood pressure? What lifestyle modifications would you advise to reduce his risk and which would you make a priority?
Complete this case on the device of your choice (computer, tablet or smart phone). Receive instant feedback, compare your approach to that of your peers and read expert commentary by leading Australian physician. You'll need to register but it's free and secure.