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Brief online certification course for measuring blood pressure with an automated blood pressure device. A free new resource to support World Hypertension Day Oct 17, 2020

Campbell, NRC, Khalsa, T, Ordunez, P, Morales, YAR, Zhang, X-H, Parati, G, Padwal, R, Tsuyuki, RT, Cloutier, L and Sharman, JE ORCID: 0000-0003-2792-0811 2020 , 'Brief online certification course for measuring blood pressure with an automated blood pressure device. A free new resource to support World Hypertension Day Oct 17, 2020' , Journal of Clinical Hypertension, vol. 22, no. 10 , 1754–1756 , doi: 10.1111/jch.14017.

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Abstract

Detection, diagnosis, and treatment of hypertension require accurate blood pressureassessment. However, in clinical practice, lack of training in or nonadherence to measurement recommendations, lack of patient preparation, unsuitable environmentswhere blood pressure is measured, and inaccurate and inappropriate equipment arewidespread and commonly lead to inaccurate blood pressure readings. This has led tocalls to require regular training and certification for people assessing blood pressure.Hence, the Pan American Health Organization in collaboration with Resolve to SaveLives, the World Hypertension League, Lancet Commission on Hypertension Group,and Hypertension Canada has developed a free brief training and certification coursein blood pressure measurement. The course is available at www. The release of theonline certification course is timed to help support World Hypertension Day. Thisyear World Hypertension Day has been delayed to October 17 due to the COVID-19pandemic. For 2020, the World Hypertension League calls on all health care professionals, health care professional organizations, and indeed all of society, to assess theblood pressure of all adults, measure blood pressure accurately, and achieve bloodpressure control in those with hypertension.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Campbell, NRC and Khalsa, T and Ordunez, P and Morales, YAR and Zhang, X-H and Parati, G and Padwal, R and Tsuyuki, RT and Cloutier, L and Sharman, JE
Keywords: blood pressure, hypertension, public health, education
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
Publisher: Wiley Periodicals Inc.
ISSN: 1524-6175
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/jch.14017
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