Blood Pressure Measurement Competency Project
Accurate blood pressure measurements are essential for diagnosing and treating high blood pressure. Clinical care members should be trained to measure blood pressure accurately and tested every 6 - 12 months to demonstrate competence in blood pressure measurement skills. Facilities should have in place policies that address how clinical care members will be assessed on blood pressure competency.
Through grant funding, ICAHN has the opportunity to provide resources to a limited number of rural health clinics and critical access hospitals to assist facilities in developing blood pressure competency policies and implementing a blood pressure measurement competency program for clinical care staff.
As part of this project, ICAHN will provide:
- How to Take and Accurate Blood Pressure Reading online training course for clinical care team members
- Competency check off sheets and sample hospital/clinic policies
- Patient education materials
- Train-the Trainer webinar
- Financial resources to support pilot project activities
To learn more about available financial resources and how you can be part of this pilot project, contact Liz Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or REGISTER HERE.
Funding for this project is provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health’s grant: Improving the Health of Illinoisans through Chronic Disease Prevention (CDC-DP18-1815).