Training and certification of blood pressure observers.

  title={Training and certification of blood pressure observers.},
  author={J David Curb and Darwin R. Labarthe and Sharon R. Cooper and Gary R. Cutter and Christopher M. Hawkins},
  volume={5 4},
Accurate, reproducible measurements of blood pressure (BP) were central to the goals and objectives of the Hypertension Detection and Follow-Up Program (HDFP), a multicenter clinical trial on the efficacy of pharmacological treatment of individuals with elevated BP. All potential BP observers with or without previous experience in measuring BP were required to undergo a defined training program and meet set performance criteria to be certified to take HDFP BP. Recertification was required twice… CONTINUE READING