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Flavin MCS106 2018

Flavin MCS106 Clinical Lab Vital Signs week 1

VS Vital Signs
BP Blood Pressure
Temperature Normal for an adult 98.6 oral
HTN High blood pressure
Diastolic The last number you hear when taking a BP
Systolic The first number you hear when taking a BP
Rectal Use a Red tipped mercury thermometer when obtaining. This is also the most accurate temperature.
Stages of Grief Denial, Bargaining, Anger, Depression, Acceptance
OTC over the counter
Age 2 Do NOT give OTC to children under the age of _____
Pinkeye contagious and caused by a bacterial or viral infection requiring abx
Normal BP 120/80
140/90 considered high BP
R respirations
Respiration normal range 14-20
P - heaart beats or cardiac cycles felt by palpation
Text book BP is: __/___ 120/80
If the systolic is over 140 it is considered ______. hypertension
You should attempt a BP reading only __ times in a 15 min. period. 2
The pt should be allowed to set for 10-15 min. prior to taking ___to ensure they are accurate and not induced by activity or exertion. vital signs
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