What is a Blood Pressure Log?
A is a tracker where one can write down their blood pressure over a given period of time. Depending on the log's creator, the template's look and content may vary.
Our blood pressure log template, in particular, comes with the following:
- Basic patient information
- Instructions on how to take one’s blood pressure, as well as reminders of what they shouldn’t do before taking measurements
- A table where they can input the date, time, systolic and diastolic pressure readings every morning and late afternoon or evening
- Notes where they can place any significant changes, symptoms, etc.
Before a patient fills out their own blood pressure log, aside from asking them to read the instructions on the template, it’s best that you make them aware of the conditions that may affect their blood pressure prior to measurement and how to avoid them:
- The nervousness of visiting a doctor, also known as white coat syndrome
- Drinking, eating, exercising, or exerting physical effort doing daily tasks
- Improper sitting position
- Stress caused by their environment or an event
- Recovery from heart surgery, disorder, etc.
How does this Printable Blood Pressure Log work?
Step One. Consult with a Physician
Before a patient proceeds to measure their blood pressure daily, one must see if there’s a need to. It’s only when a patient undergoes at least a basic blood test, consults with a physician due to symptoms they’re experiencing, or is at risk of developing hyper/hypotension, should a practitioner request for the patient’s daily measurements.
Step Two. Access and Fill Up the Template
Get a copy of our blood pressure template by clicking the “Download Template” or “Use this Template” button within this guide or searching for “Blood Pressure Log” in the template library on Carepatron’s website or app.
Step Three. Set-Up
Whether one is measuring at home or a health care practitioner measures it at their office or pharmacist, one must have the following to produce results that are as accurate as possible:
- A quiet environment free from distractions
- Chair and table preferably as high as the patient’s elbow
- A sphygmomanometer or a digital blood pressure measurement device
Step Four: Record and Repeat
For accuracy, after taking and recording the first reading, one must take another. This process should then be repeated every morning and late afternoon/evening every day until the end date provided by the physician.
For a full list of instructions on properly taking one’s blood pressure, one can refer to the ones written on the template.
Step Five: Make an Appointment
Once one has religiously recorded their blood pressure results, one may check if their blood pressure is normal or on the higher/lower end. Patients are encouraged not to come to conclusions without consulting with their physicians. Hence, another appointment must be made for diagnosis and possible intervention.
Blood Pressure Log Example (Sample)
Here’s an example of a filled-out blood pressure log template. It may be used as a guide when one is tracking the blood pressure of in-patients. Alternatively, one may download a local copy to give to one’s patient as a reference by clicking the “Download Example PDF” button above.
When to Use These Blood Pressure Log Printable?
Practitioners may request that patients track their blood pressure for overall health reasons. However, patients with the following situations/concerns are highly encouraged to use our printable log:
- When their blood test results show high cholesterol since there’s a link between high cholesterol and high blood pressure
- When one feels the symptoms of hypertension, such as headaches, chest pain, dizziness, difficulty breathing, vomiting, blurred vision, and abnormal heart rhythm
- When one feels the symptoms of hypotension, such as blurry vision, dizziness, fainting, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, or weakness
- When one is taking medication for hyper or hypotension to see if the medication is effective
- When one has experienced, has been diagnosed with, or is in recovery from a cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease
- When one is taking other medications wherein they experience the symptoms of hyper or hypotension
Who is this Blood Pressure Log PDF for?
This blood pressure log can be downloaded and edited in PDF form and used by patients of the following practitioners:
- Obstetricians: To check for pre-eclampsia or eclampsia
- Endocrinologist or Internal Medicine Doctor: To check if having high blood pressure is affecting their hormones or internal organs
- Nephrologist: To check for possible kidney scarring or failure
- Cardiologist or Vascular Neurologist: To check for a risk of a stroke, enlarged left heart, heart failure, aneurysm, etc.
- Otolaryngologist or Ophthalmologist: To check for risk of damage in blood vessels in the eyes and ears
- Gynecologists or Urologists: To check the effect of high blood pressure on a person’s reproductive system
Benefits of these Free Blood Pressure Log Templates
Simple to Use
Our template is not only straightforward, but it also comes with instructions on how to check one’s blood pressure properly should one need guidance. Aside from that, we also have a filled-out sample for reference you can provide them with.
More Insight into Your Patient’s Condition
With extra space provided for notes after every measurement, you can gather information on what may have caused the sudden or constant increase/decrease in one’s blood pressure.
On top of our template, we’ve provided a target blood pressure. By having this on the template, patients will be encouraged to make smarter decisions to achieve the goal or consult with a physician if their medication isn’t effective.
Saves Time and Money
Instead of designing a blood pressure log from scratch or downloading an extra app with a paid subscription that may eat a significant amount of storage on one’s phone, a template can work in one’s favor. It saves both time and money that would’ve been spent creating a chart, paying for an application, etc.
By religiously tracking one’s blood pressure when one feels like the symptoms they’re experiencing are a matter of concern, one can detect, prevent, or manage hyper or hypotension.
Why use this Blood Pressure Log app?
It’s because, Carepatron, a leading practice management software in the healthcare industry, equips healthcare practitioners with the means and tools to handle and accomplish administrative tasks efficiently and with ease so a physician’s focus is on patient care.
Carepatron’s templates of tests, assessments, surveys, and forms, such as the blood pressure log, aid in streamlining processes and double as valuable resources practitioners accessible on any gadget, anywhere, should the need arise. Aside from that, Carepatron also has HIPAA-compliant security measures, making the platform a reliable and secure EHR for your patient logs and notes at all times.
Beyond being a platform for storing documents, Carepatron also has tools to ensure that practitioners can effortlessly schedule and conduct daily sessions that patients are reminded to attend. Among these are tools for telehealth clinical documentation, appointment scheduling, payment, and patient engagement.
All of these and more are available for free only on Carepatron. Sign up today to give us a try!