Education

The Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program is constantly seeking to bring the newest technologies and educational programs to Nevada. Information regarding patient education and clinical training resources can be located on this page. Please check back often for new and exciting information.

Steps to Obtaining an Accurate Blood Pressure

Steps to Obtaining an Accurate Blood Pressure

This one-sheet outlines steps to obtaining an accurate blood pressure reading and includes a reference range table.

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High Blood Pressure Resource Toolkit

High blood pressure currently affects about 70 million Americans, with an additional 1 in 5 adults unaware they have high blood pressure. High blood pressure increases risks of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, and other chronic diseases. Knowledge and lifestyle modifications are important to maintaining a healthy blood pressure. This provider resource includes detailed information pertaining to clinical guidelines and recommendations for monitoring blood pressure, self-monitoring interventions, and information fact sheets for dissemination to patients.

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Stroke Resource Toolkit

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in Nevada and also a leading cause of serious long-term disability. Strokes can be prevented with education about modifiable risk factors, awareness of signs and symptoms, early interventions and access to care. This “Stroke Resource Toolkit” offers detailed information for providers including the NIH acute stroke assessment, treatment resources, and informational sheets to complement conversations with patients and families.

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