The Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring (BPSM) program is a four-month evidence-based health intervention designed to help persons with high blood pressure better manage their blood pressure by developing the habit of routine self-monitoring and tracking the blood pressure. Upon the completion of the four-month program, participants may experience the following:
- Reduction in their blood pressure
- Development of new skills to manage their blood pressure
- Ability to identify and control triggers that elevate their blood pressure
- More confidence in their ability to adopt healthier eating habits
- Measure and record their blood pressure on their own at least two times per month
- Attend two monthly one-on-one meetings held on Monday and Friday starting at 9 AM until 5 PM held in a private area.
- Attend one monthly nutritional seminar held on the third Wednesday of the month (Jan. 17th, Feb. 21st, Mar. 20th, Apr. 17th) in the Library.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Be diagnosed with high blood pressure
- Not have experienced a recent cardiac event
- Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
- Not be at risk for lymphedema