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Vital Signs

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In children, temperature rises higher, increasing their risk for seizures. True
Hold the thermometer at the bulb end to shake it down. False
Electronic thermometers are always accurate. False
The pt.'s condition determines the best method of measuring the temperature. True
To clean a glass thermometer, use hot, soapy water. False
Be sure to inform the pt. that you are counting his respiration. False
100 degrees is normal for an oral temperature. False
You may use your thumb when counting a pulse. False
Medication and age can affect the pulse. True
You may take a B.P. on an arm that is paralyzed. False
What are the 6 vital signs: 1. blood pressure 2. temperature 3. pulse 4. respirations 5. pain level 6. oxygen
1 respiration= ________ inhalation + __________ exhalation. 1 respiration= 1 inhalation + 1 exhalation.
Created by: chandymigues