vital signs (lecture 1 (determinations of pulse (temperature (temperature…
determinations of pulse
Is the pressure of blood pushing against the arteries caused by the heart contracting.
the measurement of the balance between 'heat loss and heat produced.
heat is loss though
heat is caused by
muscle and gland activity
temperature can be determined by Fahrenheit or Celsius
Also you could have the patient telling you that there is a type of pain
inner wrist above the thumg
side of neck
inner aspect of upper thigh
side of forehead
behind the knee
top of foot arch
normal for adults is 60-90
A increase in heart rate can be caused by exercise, drugs, fever, shock, and so on.
decrease in pulse rate is caused by sleep, depressants, an heart diseases.
Happens when the heart is weak and cannot produce enough blood to create a pulse.
noted along rate and rythme
describes the strength of the pulse
normal for adults is 12-20 per minute
character of respiration
absence of breathing
rr above 25 breaths
rr breaths below 10
periods of dyspnea followed by apnea
high pitch whistling