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- Temperature, Pulse and Respirations

Every day QD
Blood Pressure BP
Respirations over 20-24 and shallow Tachypnea
Pulse over 100 bpm tachycardia
fast deep breathing over 20 bpm hyperpnea
at liberty ad lib
normal range for oral temp for 12 and up 97.6 to 99.6
pulse site on inside of upper arm brachial
by mouth po
route which measures temperature under arm axillary
difficult or painful breathing dyspnea
pulse site in groin area femoral
acronym for temperature, pulse and respirations TPR
acronym for vital signs VS
respirations under 12 bradypnea
pulse site on the wrist radial
pulse under 60 bradycardia
pulse site behind the knee popliteal
pulse site on side of head temporal
pulse site at apex of heart apical
pulse site on foot dorsal pedalis
route which measures temperature under tongue oral
four times a day QID
color of rectal thermometer red
every shift QS
2 most accurate ways to measure temperature rectally and temporal artery
acronym for shortness of breath SOB
breaths per minute between 12-20, unlabored and clear eupnea
three times a day TID
twice a day BID
as needed PRN
normal rectal temperatures range for 12 and up 98.6 to 100.6 degrees F
normal axillary temperature range for 12 and up 96.6 to 98.6 degrees F
At points where the artery is between finger tips and a bony area pulse points
temperature measures core body temperature
Blood pressure is measured in? mm Hg
Blood pressure should never be taken by the thumb
mm Hg means millimeters of Mercury
Blood pressure higher than 140/90 Hypertension Stage II
HTN Hypertension
Blood pressure lower than 90/60 Hypotension
Normal BP is less than <120/<80
120-129/<80 Elevated
Systolic measures Force of blood on an artery during a cardiac contraction
Diastolic measures Force of blood on an artery when the heart is resting
When arteries are narrowed, blood pressure is generally higher
132/60 Stage 1
154/72 Stage II
110/64 normal
88/52 hypotensive
186/96 hypertensive crisis
orthopnea changing position to breath easier
which finger should we not take a pulse with? Why? Thumb - has it's own pulse
normal Temporal Artery temp range for 12 and up 97.2 to 100.1
average range for tympanic temp 0-2 yo should not be taken
average range for oral temp 0-2 yo should not be taken
average range for tympanic temp 12 and up 98.6 to 100.4 F
Resting pulse range for teenagers 60-100 bpm
average resting pulse rates children 70-120 bpm
average resting pulse rates infants 120-160 bpm
average respiratory range infants 30-60
average respiratory range children 18-30
Created by: hicksp