Home Blood Pressure Monitoring: Helping Your Patients Select and Use the Right Monitor

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this continuing medical education activity, participants should be able to:
Discuss the clinician’s role in the management of hypertension, especially using home monitoring techniques
Explain the role of home blood pressure monitoring in the management of hypertension
Describe the advantages and limitations of a variety of home blood pressure monitors
Evaluate patients’ needs and recommend appropriate home blood pressure monitors

Target Audience:

This continuing education activity is intended for pharmacists, nurses, and other health care professionals with a specific interest in the management of patients with hypertension and the use of home blood pressure monitors.

Accreditation Statement:


The Professional Education Services Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Program Number 829-000-06-012-H01. This program provides 1.5 contact hour(s) (0.15 CEU’s) of continuing education credit. This program is provided at no cost to participants. Continuing education statements of credit will be distributed immediately via the Web for those who complete the CE post-test and activity evaluation form.


Professional Education Services Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Crendentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity will provide 1.8 contact hours. Activity number: 06310.

Date of Release: 10/2/06
Date of Last Review: 4/13/06
Date of Expiration: 10/2/07
Estimated time to complete program: 1.5 hours

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support:

This continuing education program is supported through an educational grant from Omron Healthcare Inc.

Statement of Sponsorship:

This continuing medical education activity is sponsored by Professional Education Services Group.

Distinguished Faculty

Barry L. Carter, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAHA
College of Pharmacy & Department of Family Medicine
Division of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Disclosure Statement:

Professional Education Services Group strives to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. All participants in such activities are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest that may have a direct bearing on the subject matter of the session in which they are participating. This pertains to relationships, in place at the time of the activity or in twelve (12) months preceding the activity, with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical devices manufacturers, or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.

Barry L. Carter, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAHA,

Grant/Research Support – National Institutes of Health
Honorarium – Faculty Educator for ALLHAT Dissemination

Faculty Biography:

Barry L. Carter, Pharm.D., FCCP, FAHA

Barry L. Carter received his B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Iowa (1978) and his Pharm.D. from the Medical College of Virginia (1980). He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Family Practice at the Univerity of Iowa (1981). He is currently a Professor in the Division of Clinical and Adminstrative Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and the Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, the University of Iowa. He served on the faculty of the Colleges of Pharmacy at the University of Iowa, University of Houston, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Carter was also Professor and Chairman, Department of Pharmacy Practice, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Carter is a past president of American College of Clinical Pharmacy. He is a Fellow in the American Heart Association Council on High Blood Pressure Research (FAHA), a Fellow in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (FCCP) and he is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist (BCPS). He has been a member of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Insititute’s National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coordinating Committee since 1991. Dr. Carter was a member of the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Joint National Committees on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-V, JNC-VI and JNC-VII).


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