Vital Signs Procedure- Clinical Lecture 2
Vital Signs Procedure- Clinical Lecture 2 NUR 324
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NUR 324Fundamentals of Nursing VITAL SIGNS PROCEDURE Temperature: 1. Demonstrate the correct procedure for checking a patient’s oral and axillary temperature. State the normal temperature ranges for oral, axillary, tympanic, and rectal temperatures. Oral 96.8100.4F, 3638 C Rectal 1 degree Axillary +1 degree 2 Describe correct documentation of axillary, tympanic, oral, and rectal temperature. Ax T R 3 State conversion from Celsius to Fahrenheit F = (9/5 x C) + 32 4 Describe, in detail, the correct procedure to check a patient’s temperature rectally. Pulse: 1 Name and point to all the pulse points: Temporal carotid apical brachial radial ulnar femoral popliteal dorsalis pedis posterior tibialis 2 Verbalize and demonstrate proper anatomical placement of stethoscope for obtaining an apical pulse. 3 Describe the techniques used in obtaining a pulse on a patient with a regular heart rate verses an irregular heart rate. /home/studysoup/study_soup/readers/2454124/VSProcedureLEC2.docx Regular 30 seconds Irregular 60 seconds 4 State the normal pulse rate. Define bradycardia and tachycardia. Normal: 60100 bpm Bradycardia<60 bpm Tachycardia>100 bpm Respirations: 1 Demonstrate the method by which respirations are obtained on a patient. 2 State the normal respiratory rate for a healthy adult. Define bradypnea. Define tachypnea. Normal: 1220 Bradypnea<12 Tachypnea>20 Blood Pressure: 1 Demonstrate the proper method of checking a brachial upper arm blood pressure, including choosing the correct size cuff 2 Discuss the effects on the blood pressure reading if too small or too large a blood pressure cuff is used. The BP reading will be abnormally high or low if the inappropriate cuff is used 3. State the normal blood pressure range for a normal healthy adult. 90140/6090 /home/studysoup/study_soup/readers/2454124/VSProcedureLEC2.docx
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