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Vital Signs - Demystified

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Engers Fernandez

on 23 June 2015

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Transcript of Vital Signs - Demystified

Known Hypertensive
Under treatment
Under treatment - Not Compliance
Not Under treatment
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-Px positioning
-Pulse Obliteration Process
Blood Pressure Measurement
-Korotkoff Sounds
-Blood Pressure Classification
Korotkoff Sounds
arterial sounds heard through a stethoscope applied to the brachial artery distal to the cuff of a sphygmomanometer that change with varying cuff pressure and that are used to determine systolic and diastolic blood pressure
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the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health.
1.- Count pulse for 60 seconds
2.- (Document)
The normal adult pulse is 60 to 100 beats a minute.
Newborns 0 - 1 month old: 70 - 190 beats per minute
Infants 1 - 11 months old: 80 - 160 beats per minute
Children 1 - 2 years old: 80 - 130 beats per minute
Children 3 - 4 years old: 80 - 120 beats per minute
Children 5 - 6 years old: 75 - 115 beats per minute
Children 7 - 9 years old: 70 - 110 beats per minute
Children 10 years and older, and adults (including seniors): 60 - 100 beats per minute
Well-trained athletes: 40 - 60 beats per minute
Pulse Points
Not Normal
Respiration Rate
respiration rate is the number of breaths a person takes per minute.
Normal respiration rates for an adult person at rest range from 15 to 20 breaths per minute.
Height and Weight
BMI (Body Max Index)
clinical measurements, specifically pulse rate, temperature, respiration rate, and blood pressure, that indicate the state of a patient's essential body functions.
Vital Signs
the pressure of the blood in the circulatory system, often measured for diagnosis since it is closely related to the force and rate of the heartbeat and the diameter and elasticity of the arterial walls.
Blood Pressure
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