oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - Latest South Africa hypertension guidelines released : clinical

Volume 73, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



Extracted from text ... SA Pharmaceutical Journal - May 2006 8 CLINICAL Blood pressure measurement Standardising blood pressure measurement is clearly outlined in this guideline. Of utmost importance are the recommendations for validated blood pressure devices. Only upperarm devices are recommended and pharmacists should only stock devices that are validated by the SA Hypertension Society. A comprehensive list of validated devices is available at www.dableducational.com. SAPJ will soon publish a comprehensive list of validated devices that are available in South AFrica. Moreover, pharmacists should check the devices in their clinics, have them calibrated and communicate new guidelines to clinic sisters. Lifestyle changes No longer ..

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