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Blood Pressure Measurement Education—Upper and Lower Extremity

presented by Amy Shortall-Cardillo, MSN, RN, COS-C, WCC and Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board

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Financial: Amy Shortall-Cardillo receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She has no other relevant financial relationships.

Nonfinancial: Amy Shortall-Cardillo has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Total Course Timing: 28 Minutes

This course will cover the proper procedure as well as patient education, documentation guidelines, and care considerations for blood pressure measurement of the upper and lower extremities.

Meet Your Instructors

Amy Shortall-Cardillo, MSN, RN, COS-C, WCC

Amy Shortall-Cardillo is the director of compliance and education at Concordia Community Support Services in Cabot, Pennsylvania. In this role, she is responsible for the quality, compliance, and education programs for multiple home health, hospice, and private duty agencies. Amy ensures that each agency is working effectively toward achieving agency goals in accordance with the…

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Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board,

The MedBridge Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board ensures the development and maintenance of up-to-date and evidence-based clinical procedures. The review board is composed of leading nurse experts in the field: Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP, and Margherita Labson, RN, BSN, MSHSA. The review board is involved in selecting the scope of procedures developed, approving subject…

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1. Introduction

This chapter includes an introduction to blood pressure management education of the upper and lower extremities, information on all of the equipment and previsit preparation needed for this assessment, and recommended infection control policies.

2. Procedure: Blood Pressure Measurement—Upper Extremity

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide on blood pressure measurement of the upper extremity.

3. Procedure: Blood Pressure Measurement—Lower Extremity

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide on blood pressure measurement of the lower extremity.

4. Tips, Precautions, and Care Considerations

This chapter provides tips, precautions, and considerations for performing these skills in the home.

5. Patient and Caregiver Education

This chapter provides information on what education the patient (and caregiver) needs to support self-management of their care.

6. Documentation Guidelines

This chapter provides recommendations on what to note when documenting blood pressure measurements of the upper and lower extremities.

7. Conclusion

This chapter includes learning assessment questions to assess the learner’s knowledge of skills covered in this course. A bibliography of referenced material is also included.

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