Lesson 9: Measuring Vital Signs Weight and Height and Vocabulary

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Lesson 9: Measuring Vital Signs Weight and Height and Vocabulary
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-Discuss the importance of measuring vital signs accurately. - Describe factors that can affect each of the four vital signs: temperature, pulse, respiration's and blood pressure - Describe equipment used to measure each of the four vital signs. - Discuss considerations related to measuring each of the four vital signs safety and accurately. - Describe when weight and height measurements are obtained - Discuss considerations related to measuring weight and height accurately. After practicing you will have the information needed to: -Use an electronic thermometer to measure a person's oral, rectal, axillary or tympanic temperature. - Evaluate a person's radial and apical pulse - Evaluate a person's respirations - Measure a person's blood pressure - Measure a person's weight and height.
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  1. Stethoscope
    A piece of equipment that is used to listen to sounds produced inside the body
  2. Hypothermia
    A temperature that is lower than the normal range
  3. Vital signs
    Measurements that give us basic information about how a person's body is functing; include temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure
  4. Hypotentsion
    Low blood pressure
  5. Systolic
    The pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries when the heart pumps
  6. Sphygmomanometer
    A device used to measure blood pressure
  7. Dyspnea
    Labored, difficult breathing
  8. Fever
    A temperature that is higher than the normal range
  9. Hypertension
    High blood pressure
  10. Diastolic
    • The pressure of the blood against the walls when the heart relaxes 
    • Note: When it relaxes it's "pulling" the blood in the heart.
  11. 1. Temperature, pulse, respiration's and blood pressure usually are taken together and are referred to as:

    A. Life measurements
    B. Routine measurements
    C. Monitoring
    D. Vital signs
    D. Vital signs
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  12. 2. Mrs. Tyler has just been admitted to the nursing home.  What measurements will you obtain?

    a. Blood pressure, temperature, respiratory rate, pulse rate
    b. height
    c. Weight
    d. All of the above
    d. All of the above
  13. 3. What instrument is used to listen to sounds when obtaining a blood pressure or an apical pulse measurement?

    A. Thermometer
    B. Sphygmomanometer
    C. Diaphragm
    D. Stethoscope
    D. Stethoscope
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. 4. Mr. Rollins is receiving oxygen therapy.  You could use any of the followin methods to take his temperature EXCEPT the:

    A. Oral method
    B. Tympanic method
    C. Axillary method
    D. Rectal method
    A. Oral method
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. 5. Which of the following measurements is outside of the normal range for an adult?

    A. Temperature, 99* F
    B. Respirations, 13 breaths/min.
    C. Pulse, 63 beats/min.
    D. Blood pressure, 107/70 mm Hg
    B. Respirations, 13 breaths/min.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  16. 6. Where is the brachial pulse located?

    a. The inside of the elbow

    b. At the top of the heart, just under the left nipple

    c. On the inside of the wrist at the base of the thumb

    d. On the inside of the groin where the thigh meets the hip
    a. The inside of the elbow
  17. 7. What equipment is needed to evaluate a radial pulse?

    A. Sphygmomanometer
    B. Watch with a second hand
    C. Stethoscope
    d. All of the above
    B. Watch with a second hand
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  18. 8. Mrs. Wilson's pulse is very weak.  How would you describe her pulse?

    A. Thready
    B. Bounding
    C. Irregular
    D. Shallow
    A. Thready
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. 9. Which of the following factors can affect a person's vital sign measurements?
    a. Illness
    b. Emotions
    c. Time of day
    d. All of the above
    d. All of the above
  20. 10. The nurse has asked you to measure Mr. Simon's temperature rectally.  What equipment will you use?

    A. An electronic thermometer with a red probe.
    B. An electronic thermometer with a blue probe
    C. A tympanic thermometer
    D. An axillary thermometer
    A. An electronic thermometer with a red probe.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)

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