The Nursing Assistant SERIES: Measuring Vital Signs
Overview:Vital signs are measurements of essential bodily functions that indicate the general health of the body. Measurements of temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and pain are routine and basic clinical skills that need to be mastered by every nursing assistant to provide care. This program demonstrates the techniques used to measure vital signs that will help the nursing assistant maintain and promote resident health.
Objectives:After watching this program viewers should be able to:
- Measure temperature
- Measure pulse rate
- Measure respiration rate
- Measure blood pressure
- Make a pain assessment