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Health Assess. Ch. 6

General Inspection and Vitals

What does general inspection include? Physical appearance & hygiene (general appearance, age, skin, and hygiene), body structure (inspecting stature, nutritional status and body symmetry), body movement, emotional and mental status and behavior (alterness, facial expressions, tone of voice, a
What are age-related variations? Younger children have high respiratory rates, for example.
What is stature? If the patient's height is appropriate for his/her age.
What is guarding? Protective withdrawl or positioning of a body part during an injury.
What is checked when obtaining a patient's viatl signs? Temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation.
What regulates body temperature? The hypothalamus
What is the normal body temperature range? 96.4 to 99.1, with an average of 98.6.
What is height influenced by? Genetics and diet
What does the systolic blood pressure measure? The maximum pressure exerted on arteries when the ventricles eject blood from the heart.
Waht does diastolic blood pressure measure? The amount of pressure exerted on the vessels; this occurs when the ventricles of the heart relax.
Pulse Pressure The difference between the systolic and diastolic pressures, which normally range from 30 to 40 mm Hg.
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