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Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

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Time to Complete

0.50 hour


July 12, 2016


March 22, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Raj Thakkar outlines the benefits of in-house ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the latest NICE guidelines for ABPM, and how to interpret results.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Appreciate the medical and efficiency benefits of ABPM
  • Choose the most appropriate ABPM machine for your practice
  • Recognise when to use ABPM
  • Interpret a patient’s blood pressure profile over a 24-hour period
  • Understand the significance of the ‘dipping status’
  • Recognise the contribution of ABPM to QIPP
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Raj Thakkar
    GP, commissioning director and cardiac lead
    Thames Valley Strategic Cardiac Network
    and planned care director
    Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required