Measuring Vital Signs SERIES: Part 1: Temperature, Pulse, Respirations - Updated 2011


This program, the first of two programs on measuring vital signs, demonstrates and describes the techniques used to accurately measure temperature, pulse and respiration in a patient. Measurement of temperature is demonstrated using a variety of thermometers emphasizing the use of electronic and aural (tympanic) thermometers. Techniques and sites used for measuring the pulse are shown, and assessment of the rate, depth, rhythm and quality of respiration is demonstrated. Objectives: After completing this course, the learner should be able to: Identify the indications for measuring temperature. Demonstrate techniques for measuring oral, axillary, and rectal temperature using electronic and glass mercury thermometers. Demonstrate techniques for measuring tympanic membrane temperature using an aural thermometer. Define pulse. Locate five sites on the body to palpate the pulse. Demonstrate assessment of the radial. Demonstrate assessment of respiration.

Price: $315.00 USD

Product ID: MED314
Year: 2011
Duration: 19:00 minutes
Tags: Basic Clinical Skills
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