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BPM - Frequently asked questions about blood pressure measurements

What does my blood pressure value correspond to?

Your blood pressure is measured by two numbers: 

  • The first corresponds to systole. This is when the heart contracts and ejects blood into the arteries.
  • The second corresponds to diastole. This is when the heart relaxes.
  • The unit of measurement of blood pressure is the millimeter of mercury (mmHg).

 

Why do my blood pressure values ​​vary?

Remote Patient Care Applied to Home Health Care

Case Study:  Remote Patient Care Applied to Home Health Care.

We recently visited a 81 year old Home Health Care patient who had previously lost her husband.  She was receiving 3 x 4 hour blocks of home health care each day, but was still feeling anxious.

During the late afternoon, and sometimes in the middle of the night, "Mary" would become disoriented, anxious, and quite distressed.  This is quite common for folks on the lighter end of the Dementia spectrum.

Telemedicine Helps Skilled Nursing Facilities Avoid Unnecessary Hospitalizations

When doctors could be reached via telemedicine to decide whether a patient in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) should be hospitalized, 29% of the patients evaluated avoided a hospital visit, saving $1.55 million over the course of a year, according to results reported