M.A.P. TO IMPROVE BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL

MEASURE / ACT / PARTNER

Use the tools below to help your patients improve blood pressure control. Contact Linda Murakami for access to additional blood pressure tools and resources.

Printable resources

M.A.P. CHECKLISTSPDF,568Kb

This one-page document provides clear, evidence-based checklists your team can use/adapt to measure accurately, act rapidly and partner with patients, families and communities to help improve blood pressure control.


COMMON ERRORS WHILE MEASURING BP PDF,568Kb

Post this simple, attractive chart to remind your care team of common errors to avoid in order to obtain accurate blood pressure measurement.


MEASURE ACCURATELY TECHNIQUE QUICK CHECK TOOLPDF,568Kb

This tool is used to ensure blood pressure readings are performed the correct way and that proper positioning


PROPER POSITIONING POSTER (ENGLISH AND SPANISH)PDF,568Kb

These posters (with photographs of patients for demonstration) show proper techniques for patient and cuff positioning, and how/when to take a confirmatory measurement.


FAST FACTS “MEASURING ACCURATELY: SELF-MEASURED BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING” PDF,568Kb

This brief document for clinicians provides a clear, condensed overview of the value of self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring and practical considerations when recommending SMBP monitoring to patients.


SELF-MEASURED BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING PROGRAM: ENGAGING PATIENTS IN SELF-MEASUREMENTPDF,568Kb

This collection of 22 fact sheets, patient handouts and adaptable practice tools helps your team establish and maintain an SMBP monitoring program with/for your patients.


PATIENT AND FAMILY ADVISORS RECRUITMENTS AND ONBOARDING TOOLKIT PDF,568Kb

Patients and family advisors can help you improve your clinic's blood pressure control. This collection of 12 patient engagement materials and adaptable tools helps your team establish and benefit from patient and family advisors.


ADAPTIVE CHANGE IN AMBULATORY PRACTICE PROGRAM PDF,568Kb

Technical tools such as checklists are valuable, but only if care team members make adaptive change through teamwork and communication. This collection of nine tools leverages lessons learned from the "science of safety" to make adaptive change, providing strategies to improve both safety and quality of care.

Additional resources

MILLION HEARTS® STANDARDIZED TREATMENT PROTOCOL TEMPLATE

Evidence shows that standardized treatment protocols help care teams improve patients' blood pressure control. Use this protocol template to engage your physicians and customize a standardized treatment protocol for your practice/health center.


STEPS Forward™ Improving Blood Pressure Control

Access education, tools and resources to help your patients control their hypertension.

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