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Card Set Information
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Normal adult temperature
98.6F or 37C
Fever, over 99.5F
Technique for taking a pulse
Palm down, place 3 fingers over radial artery (do not use thumb), when pulse is felt, exert slight pressure, count for one minute and observe for rythm, volume and strenth.
Adult normal pulse rate
pulse over 100/min
caused by excercise, stimulants, eating, strong emotions, heat/cold, heart disease.
pulse below 50/min
caused by sleep, depressants, fasting, quieting emotions, prolonged illness.
Technique for taking respiration
one breath taken in and let out. start immediately after counting pulse, maintain fingers over radial pulse and pt isnt aware. count the number of times the chest rises in one minute.
Normal respiration rate for an adult
Systolic vs Diastolic
Systolic is the highest pressure caused by ventricular contraction.
Diastolic is the lowest pressure when ventricular relaxation.
more potent cardiovascular risk factor
systolic blood pressure
Systolic - Diastolic = pulse pressure
Normal range: less than 40