Strong scientific evidence shows that when patients are trained to correctly measure and monitor their own blood pressure, and are given clinical support, people with hypertension lower their blood pressure.
Videos for Patients to Guide Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring from Home
Target BP SMBP Training Video (Length: 3:45)
National Association of Community Health Centers
How to Use Your Home Blood Pressure Monitor (Length: 4:28)
Washington State Department of Health
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services has short videos on How to Take Your Blood Pressure at Home in languages spoken by American Indian Tribes in Montana.
Do you have a video to share in a language other than English? Let us know and we may add it by contacting HeartDisease@doh.wa.gov.
As other videos become available, we will add them here.
Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home Policy Statement
The Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring at Home Policy Statement from the American Health Association and the American Medical Association offers recommendations to address these barriers. The policy statement reviews the effectiveness of SMBP monitoring in diagnosing and managing hypertension, which is critical to narrowing disparities and improving blood pressure control in low-income, and medically underserved communities, rural communities and communities of color that experience significant disparities in hypertension rates.
Tools for Providers and Health Systems
Health Care Delivery SMBP Implementation Guide
The National Association of Community Health Centers offers the Health Care Delivery SMBP Implementation Guide. This practical guide is designed to help health care delivery organizations implement SMBP into practice or optimize existing SMBP processes.
What is Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure? (Infographic)
New CPT Codes to Cover SMBP (from Target BP)
Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: Action Steps for Clinicians (CDC)
Resources from the Washington State Department of Health
How to Check Your Blood Pressure – Booklet for Patients
You can find many other materials to support patients in self-monitoring blood pressure here:
Target: BP Resources
Target: BP™ is a national initiative formed by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) in response to the high prevalence of uncontrolled blood pressure.
Find tools and resources from AHA and AMA designed to help your practice improve blood pressure control for patients at this link: https://targetbp.org/tools-downloads/?sort=topic&
Did you know that the Washington State Department of Health offers training for trainers on how to support accurate blood pressure self-monitoring? Please contact us for more information on how to participate in this training, or bring this training to your location.