Adding a Blood Pressure

To record blood pressure results:

  1. From Consultation Manager , select the patient required and start a consultation if required.
  2. Select Add - Blood Pressure, remember you can use <Alt+A> then <Alt+B> if using the keyboard.
  3. The Blood Pressure - Add screen displays:

  1. Complete as follows:
    • Date Measured - Defaults to today's date, update as required.
    • Clinician - Defaults to the staff member or GP signed on for the current session, update as required.
    • Private - Defaults to unticked, tick if you are recording a private consultation.
    • In Practice - Ticked by default, remove tick to record result was recorded out of the practice.
    • Read Term for Characteristic- Defaults to 246..00 O/E - blood pressure reading select from the available list as required.
    Note - 246K.00 Target systolic blood pressure, 246L .00Target diastolic blood pressure and 246M.00 White coat hypertension are not available for selection.
    • Systolic - Enter the reading
    • Diastolic - Enter the reading
    Note - You cannot leave Systolic or Diastolic blank, but the Diastolic can be zero, as sometimes it is not measurable.
    • Korotkoff - Enter if required.
    • Time - Defaults to the current system time, update as required.
    • Laterality - Defaults to None, select from the available list as required.
    • Position – Defaults to Sitting, select from the available list as required.
    • Cuff - Defaults to Standard, select from the available list as required.
    • Notes - Select to add free text if required.
    • Recall - Select to add recall dates if required.
    • Health Promotion - Select to record Health Promotion intervention, for example leaflets, advice, invitation to a clinic, see Adding Health Promotion Intervention for further details.
  2. Select OK to save and close.

Other ways to add blood pressure entries include:

  • Vision +
  • Right click Navigation Pane - Examination Findings - Management Plan
  • An existing BP entry

Simply right click on the entry and select Add.