Card Set Information
The higher number of the blood pressure and it represents the ventricles contracting.
The lower number of the blood pressure reading.
A blood pressure below normal.
Adnormal bluish discoloration of the lips, skin and mucous membrane due to lack of oxygen in the blood.
Difficulty in breathing.
Is the process of listening to sounds produced by the body.
3 systems produce sounds
You use the hands and sense of touch to gather data.
Visually inspect the Pt body and observe moods, including all responses and nonverbal behaviors.
Use of the finger tips to tap the body's surface to produce vibration and sound.
Breathing only in the upright position.
normal, regular breathing.
The difference between the two readings. i.e
If the pulse is faster than 100 beats per min.
If it is slower than 60 beats per min.
Rythmic beating or vibrating movement in the body.
Normal beats is 60-100 per min.
Produced by waves of pressure caused by the ejection of blood from the left ventricle of the heart as it contracts.
The taking in of oxygen, its ultilization in the tissue and giving off carbon dioxide.
The act of breathing
inhaling and exhaling
Normal Body Temps
Rectal= 99.5f-37.5c 1^
Axillary= 97.6f-36.4c 1v
Occurs when the elevated pressure is substained above 140/90mm.
Patient with a rapid respiratory rate.
A slow respiratory rate, below 10 per min.