Vital Signs

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Vital Signs
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2010-06-10 21:44:07
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  1. What are the 5 measurement sites for pulse
    • Radial pulse
    • Carotid pulse
    • Brachial pulse
    • Temporal pulse
    • Femoral pulse
  2. What are the common causes of hypertension
    • Improper BP measurement techniques
    • Excess sodium intake
    • Excess weight
    • Decrease in exercise
    • Poor diet
    • Increase in alcohol consumption
    • Medications
  3. Temperature over 99.5
    Fever-Pyrexia
  4. Normal rate of respiration of children
    From 16-40/min
  5. The normal rate of respiration of adults
    16-20/min
  6. Stage 2 Hypertension
    Greater then 160 Less then 100
  7. Prehypertension
    Sys 120-139 Dia 80-89
  8. Stage 1 Hypertension
    Sys 140-159 Dia 90-99
  9. Pulse rate
    The count of heart beats in a measured time frame
  10. The normal range of pulse of adults
    60-100 bpm
  11. Hyperthermia
    Temperature over 105.8
  12. The normal pulse range of infants
    100-160bpm (130 average)
  13. Orthostatic hypotension
    • Syncope brought on by sudden change from horizontal to vertical, prolonged standing
    • Patients at risk: taking narcotics,tranquilizers and antihypertensive medications
  14. Blood pressure
    The pressure exerted by the blood against arterial walls when the heart contracts
  15. Normal BP reading
    120/80
  16. Normal temperature
    96-99.5
  17. Causes of hypotension
    • Syncope
    • Hypoadrenalism
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Heart failure
    • Anemia
  18. The normal pulse range of children 1-10 years old
    80-120 bpm (90 average)
  19. Vitals
    Very basic indicators of a persons overall health status
  20. The normal pulse range of teens-adults
    60-100bpm (70 average)
  21. Basic vital signs
    • Body temperature
    • Pulse
    • Respiratory rate
    • BP
  22. The normal rate of respiration for infants
    30/min
  23. The pulse range of athletes
    40-60bpm
  24. Hypothermia
    Below 96
  25. Pulse
    The intermittent beat of the heart felt through the walls of an artery

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