Vital signs.txt

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  1. Under the tongue is
    Sublingual
  2. Temp above normal is
    Febrile
  3. Temp of normal or subnormal is
    Afebrile
  4. Normal range of temperature
    • Axillary 96.6 - 98.6
    • Oral 97.6 - 99.6
    • Rectal 98.6 - 100.6
    • Tympanic 98.6 - 100.6
  5. Before you take a temp ask
    Have you had anything to eat or drink or smoked in the last 10 mins
  6. Pulse is usually taken at the
    Radial site
  7. You never take a pulse with your
    Thumb
  8. Normal range for pulse is
    60 - 100
  9. Average adult has a pulse of
    72
  10. You take a pulse for
    1 minute
  11. A consistent heart rate above 100 is
    Tachycardia
  12. A consistent heart rate below 60 is
    Bradycardia
  13. The word to feel is
    Palpate
  14. An irregular pulse is
    Arrhythmia
  15. Respiration is
    One breath in and one breath out
  16. The normal range of respiration per minute is
    12 - 20
  17. You count breaths for
    1 minute
  18. The word for breathing is
    Pnea
  19. Difficult breathing is
    Dyspnea
  20. Absence of breathing is
    Apnea
  21. ------ is the pressure that the blood exerts against the arterial walls as the heart alternately contracts and relaxes
    Blood pressure
  22. The contraction phase is
    Systole (greatest pressure)
  23. The relaxation phase is
    Diastole (least pressure)
  24. The top number is
    Systolic (normal between 90 - 120)
  25. The bottom number is
    Diastolic (normal betwen 60 - 80)
  26. A bp persistently above 120/80 is
    Hypertension
  27. A bp persistently below 90-60 is
    Hypotension

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