Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author, editor, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and AAACN.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.
The purpose of this continuing education article is to inform ambulatory care nurses and other health care professionals that a 5-minute rest period for patients during intake results in more accurate blood pressure measurements. After reading and studying the information in this article, the participant will be able to:
List national AHA guidelines for obtaining accurate blood pressure measurements.
Explain how a 5-minute rest period at patient intake can result in more accurate blood pressure measurements.