eCPD Tutorials

Under Pressure – The Highs and Lows of Blood Pressure

£10.00 Ex VAT

Type:  eCPD Tutorial 
Start:  On-demand / Unlimited Lifetime Access
CPD:    30 minutes (UK), 0.5 points (AUS, NZ)
Level:  Introduction / Intermediate



Course Summary

Blood pressure is a parameter which we monitor regularly in practice and which is relevant in many conditions.  Understanding what it is that we are monitoring and how to achieve the most accurate results possible is essential in order for results to be diagnostic.


  • What is blood pressure?
  • How is blood pressure regulated?
  • Equipment considerations
  • How to take accurate blood pressure readings
  • What is normal?
  • Hypertension/hypotension
  • Nursing considerations

Course Tutor

Emma Murphy BA (Hons) RVN VTS (IM – cardiology)
Senior Cardiology Nurse, Sarah Smith Cardiology Referrals

Course Length

The course is worth 30 minutes of CPD for UK delegates and 0.5 AVNAT points  for Australian and New Zealand delegates


The course is provided with unlimited lifetime access for on-demand learning

Course Notes

Unfortunately, course notes are not available with this tutorial

Release date: June 2023


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Emma Murphy BA (Hons) RVN VTS (IM – cardiology)
Senior Cardiology Nurse, Sarah Smith Cardiology Referrals


Emma retrained as a veterinary nurse following a career with competition horses. She trained in a multidisciplinary referral hospital, and developed an interest in cardiology during this time. After qualifying in 2013 she went on to work full time in cardiology, and pursued as much training in the area as possible in order to further her knowledge and improve skills.  She attained the Veterinary Technician Specialty (VTS) in cardiology in 2021. Emma currently works at Sarah Smith Cardiology Referrals in Derbyshire as senior cardiology nurse.  She is passionate about providing the best possible level of care for patients whilst in practice and. providing support and advice to clients for homecare.


Upon purchase, the tutorial will be immediately available to view from ‘My Courses’ (along with your course notes, if available). Every eCPD tutorial now comes with lifelong access, so you can view the tutorial as may times as you like, with no time limits!


If you make any personal notes during the tutorial using ‘take notes’, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My Courses’.

CPD Hours

This online course is worth 30 minutes of CPD.


A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the course.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.


Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 0.5 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.


This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 0.5 CPD points.



This course has been listed as ‘Introduction / Intermediate’ level


All of our courses are aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice, but everyone who works in the veterinary profession is very welcome to attend, whether you are a clinical receptionist, veterinary surgeon, student nurse or have been a qualified nurse for over 20 years!


The courses are not formally assessed for skill level, so the following CPD levels are just a rough guide to help you decide if a course may be more or less suitable:


– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice


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