Blood Pressure and Hypertension Patient Education: Tools and Handouts
The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association has developed a series of blood pressure and hypertension patient education handouts to support your efforts to help patients and caregivers manage hypertension.
All materials are available in both English and Spanish.
Booklet: How Do You Measure Up?
Help patients understand hypertension and what they can do to improve blood pressure. The easy-to-understand language, charts, checklists, and quizzes of these hypertension patient education handouts help patients track their progress and follow a healthy lifestyle.
Measuring Tape for Blood Pressure Cuff
This free download can be used to determine the appropriate size blood pressure cuff for accurate measurement.
Free to download (login required)
Fact Sheet: High Blood Pressure
This companion piece summarizes strategies to control blood pressure, including:
- Understanding blood pressure numbers
- Cardiovascular risk management
- Reducing sodium consumption
- Selecting and using a home blood pressure monitor
- Understanding medications
Disclaimer: This and other PCNA educational materials are for information purposes only and are not intended to replace medical advice or diagnose or treat health problems. Health-related decisions should be made in partnership with a healthcare provider. It is the reader's responsibility to seek out the most current, accurate information.