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MOT 136

MOT 136 Ch 30 Vital Signs

Vital signs are the patient's temperature, pulse, respiration, and what? Blood pressure
The four vital signs are also called what? cardinal signs
What should a med asst do with a patient who is experiencing "white coat syndrome"? Take the vital signs again at the end of the visit.
The balance between the heat lost and the heat produced by the body is what? Body temperature
What is the process of chemical and physical change within our bodies that produces heat called? metabolism
Patterns of activity or behavior that follow day-night cycles is called what? diurnal rhythm
True or False The body temperature is always higher in the morning that in the afternoon. False
What are the factors that can affect the body temperature? Age, stress, physical activity, gender, external factors.
Provide examples of external factors that can affect the body temperature? smoking, drinking hot or cold fluids, gum chewing
Created by: kbcanarr