By American College of Sports Medicine

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If a medical exam is not deemed necessary, then the next decision determines the appropriate level of the assessment (usually related to the intensity of exercise) and whether any assessments should be performed with clinical supervision. Always remember, however, that this stratification process is only a recommended guide for action. Fitness professionals should always use prudent judgment when deciding whether a client needs a physician’s clearance prior to HRPF assessment. If unsure, select the conservative option and require a physician’s clearance.

9. At least two measurements should be made (minimum of 1 minute apart). 10. Provide to patients, verbally and in writing, their specific BP numbers and BP goals. American College of Sports Medicine. ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 8th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Wolters Kluwer Health Ltd: 2009, 46 p. Modified from National High Blood Pressure Education Program. The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC7).

Only the client’s physician should make such decisions. SUMMARY Preassessment screening includes informed consent, risk stratification, and determination of the recommendations for a medical evaluation prior to performing the HRPF assessment. The informed consent is a process that involves several key elements to allow the client to completely understand the essential factors related to performing the HRPF assessment. The risk stratification helps the fitness professional guide the client in making decisions about health readiness to proceed with the HRPF assessment.

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