Measuring Vital Signs Part 2: Blood Pressure and Pain

OVERVIEW:

This second of two programs on measuring vital signs demonstrates and describes the techniques used to accurately measure blood pressure and assess pain.


OBJECTIVES:

After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
  • Explain the difference between systolic and diastolic blood pressure
  • Define the blood pressure ranges for each of the four blood pressure classifications
  • Demonstrate the steps in measuring blood pressure at the brachial artery
  • Identify 5 characteristics of pain
  • Identify tools used to assess pain


NOTE: This program has been revised to reflect changed blood pressure classifications, and introduces the new blood pressure category of prehypertension. These changes are taken from the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. In healthy adults, normal systolic pressure is now considered to be below 120 and normal diastolic pressure is below 80. Blood pressure in the range of 120 over 80 to 139 over 89 is classified as prehypertension. Blood pressure of 140 over 90 or higher is classified as hypertension. Readings far below the normal range are classified as hypotension.

Price: $315.00 USD

Product ID: MED750
Media: DVD
Year: 2011
Duration: 14:42 minutes
Language: English
Tags: Basic Clinical Skills
 
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