The two organizations joined forces to develop “Achieving Accuracy: BP Measurement,” a $25 e-learning course born out of the groups’ larger Target: BP initiative. The module was designed in conjunction with Advocate Aurora Health in Illinois, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and MinuteClinic, all of which are in the process of implementing a phased approach to BP measurement skills assessments and re-training their care teams.
“We found that the module is extremely useful for providers across all levels of training, from medical assistants through attending physicians,” Debbie Cohen, MD, a professor of medicine and the Director of Clinical Hypertension at UPenn, said in a statement. “We have no doubt that this will be a practice-changing endeavor.”
Her colleague, Jordana Cohen, MD, said the school has already started to develop a hypertension disease team and plans to integrate the BP training module into routine clinical practice.
The new CE/CME course is available both on the AHA’s e-learning platform and at TargetBP.org.