Tell Patients to Check Blood Pressure BEFORE Taking Their Meds
Patients often ask how to use home blood pressure monitors.
Suggest home BP monitoring for any patient with hypertension...or if you suspect "white coat" or resistant hypertension. It can confirm office BPs...may boost med adherence...and may improve BP control.
Choosing a monitor. Suggest a validated BP monitor with a memory (LifeSource, Omron, etc). See our PL Detail-Document for a list.