Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Patient Handouts

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association has developed a series of free blood pressure tools, including a blood pressure booklet and hypertension sheet for your use.

Patient Booklet: How do you measure up?

Blood Pressure Booklet
This 14-page booklet will help patients to understand if they have normal, are at risk for, or have high blood pressure and what they can do to achieve normal blood pressure. This booklet was written in easy-to-understand language and includes charts, checklists, and quizzes to help patients track their progress in lowering their blood pressure.

 Free to download $0 members/$80 non-members
45 per order 
 Free to download  

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Measuring Tape for Blood Pressure Cuff

Blood pressure cuff printable tape measure

This free download can be used to determine the appropriate size blood pressure cuff.

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Patient Handout: High Blood Pressure

This double-sided patient handout is a companion piece to the PCNA booklet “Blood Pressure: How Do You Measure Up?” This piece summarizes strategies to control blood pressure, including: understanding blood pressure numbers and cardiovascular risk, reducing sodium consumption, selecting and using a home blood pressure monitor, and understanding medications.

Free to download $0 members/$92 non-members
100 per order 
Free to download  $0 members/$92 non-members
100 per order

NOTICE: PCNA awaits publication of a new hypertension guideline, by AHA and ACC, with anticipated publication in 2017. We anticipate that these recommendations will be incorporated into a new iteration of our patient education materials. 

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