Reinforce Techniques for Accurate Blood Pressure Readings
You'll see more emphasis on proper technique for measuring blood pressure and home BP monitoring for hypertension.
BP measurement errors are common. Proper BP measurement is critical...especially now that some patients may be pushed to a BP goal less than 130/80 mmHg due to new ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines.
Reinforce proper BP measurement in your office. Have patients sit quietly for a few mins, arm at heart level, use the proper cuff size, etc.