Top news stories from AMA Morning Rounds®: Week of Dec. 4, 2023
In the news: Coadministration of flu, RSV vaccines safe for older adults, hypertension “concordant” in spouses, CDC issues warning on deadly mpox subtype and more.
The 7-step self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) quick guide
Download the SMBP quick guide PDF—an evidence-based resource to help physicians and care teams start using SMBP, including links to practical implementation tools. Learn more.
For accurate BP measurement, one cuff size does not fit all
A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that using the wrong size of BP cuff results in “strikingly inaccurate” measurements. Learn more.
BP measurement training needs a breakthrough. This might be it.
Many medical and other health-professional students don’t get the education they need to properly measure BP. Learn how the AMA is changing that.
What doctors wish patients knew about social isolation
Social isolation is a growing epidemic that can dangerously affect mental and physical health. Four physicians share how to combat social isolation.
Improving health outcomes: Hypertension publications
View a collection of AMA publications that highlight the importance of accurate blood pressure (BP) measurement and effective treatment of hypertension.
7-step SMBP quick guide: Coding
Download a PDF of the 7-step SMBP quick guide where AMA lists and explains CPT codes for initial and ongoing SMBP clinical services.
Return on Health part 3: Hypertension Digital Medicine Program
In this episode of the AMA STEPS Forward® podcast, experts discuss how Ochsner Health's Hypertension Digital Medicine Program has improved patient outcomes, reduced avoidable emergency department utilization and improved primary care capacity.