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.

  • Cost: free

Blood pressure: measure, manage & monitor


Accreditation number: CX17015. This activity has been accredited for 1 hour of Group 1 CPD (or 1 CPD credit) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 1 hour of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

This activity meets the following competency standards as set out in the 2016 National Competency Standards Framework for Pharmacists in Australia:

  • 1.1 Uphold professionalism in practice
  • 1.3 Practise within applicable legal framework
  • 3.1 Develop a patient-centred, culturally responsive approach to medication management
  • 3.2 Implement the medication management strategy or plan
  • 3.3 Monitor and evaluate medication management
  • 3.5 Support Quality Use of Medicines
  • 3.6 Promote health and well-being



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.