Improving Blood Pressure Control
M.A.P. to Improve Blood Pressure Control
Use these tools to help patients improve blood pressure control. Contact us for access to additional blood pressure and hypertension tools and resources.
- M.A.P. Checklists (PDF): Evidence-based checklists teams can use and adapt to measure accurately; act rapidly and partner with patients who have high blood pressure; support families and communities to help improve blood pressure control.
- Common Errors While Measuring BP (PDF): Post this simple, attractive chart to remind care teams of common errors to avoid and ensure accurate blood pressure measurement is obtained.
- Measure Accurately Technique Quick Check Tool (PDF): This tool is used to ensure blood pressure readings are performed correctly and that proper positioning is consistently used by all members of the care team.
- Proper Positioning Poster (English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF)): This poster (with demonstration photographs) provides proper instructions for the patient on how to use a blood pressure cuff, the correct cuff positioning, and how and when to take a confirmatory measurement.
- Fast Facts “Measuring Accurately: Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring" (PDF): This brief document for clinicians provides a clear, condensed overview of the value of self-measured blood pressure monitoring and practical considerations when recommending self-measured blood pressure monitoring to patients.
- Self-measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Program: Engaging Patients in Self-measurement (PDF): This collection of fact sheets, patient handouts and adaptable practice tools helps teams establish and maintain a self-measured blood pressure monitoring program with/for patients.
- Patient and Family Advisors Recruitments and Onboarding Toolkit (PDF): Patients and family advisers can help health care professionals improve their clinics' blood pressure control. This collection of patient engagement materials and adaptable tools helps teams establish and benefit from patient and family advisors.
- Adaptive Change in Ambulatory Practice Program (PDF): Technical tools such as checklists are valuable, but only if care team members make adaptive change through teamwork and communication. This collection of tools leverages lessons learned from the "science of safety" to make adaptive change, providing strategies to improve both safety and quality of care.
Target: BP Tools and Resources: Physician practices and health systems can reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes by improving diagnosis and blood pressure control rates among patients with hypertension.
- Million Hearts® Standardized Treatment Protocol Template: Evidence shows that standardized treatment protocols help care teams lower blood pressure in their patients. Use this protocol template to engage physicians and customize a standardized treatment protocol for practice/health centers.
- STEPSForward™ Improving Blood Pressure Control: Access education, tools and resources to help patients control their hypertension.