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Vital Signs ☺

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pertaining to the arm brachial
a slow heart rate bradycardia
the pulse felt at the neck on either side of the trachea carotid
the bottom number of the blood pressure reading; represents the amoung of pressure during the relaxation phase of the heartbeat. diastolic
the exhaled portion of a respiration expiration
the inhaled portion of a respiraion inspiration
pertaining to the bone of the forearm radial
instrument used to take blood pressure readings; also knowsn as the blood pressure cuff sphygmomanometer
the top number of a blood pressure reading; represents the force of the heart as it contracts systolic
a fast heart rate tachycardia
bradycardia is a pulse rate lower than how many beats per minute? 60
what is the most commonly measured pulse rate? radial pulse
which thermometers usually have digital readouts and are handheld? electronic
when taking a patient's pulse, it is best ifyou take it for how long? 30 seconds then multiply by 2
an adult respiratory rate is how many beats per minute? 16 to 20
when taking a blood pressure reading, what is the normal value for adult systolic pressure? 100 to 140 mmHg
what does the term bradycardia refer to? slow heart rate
a stethoscope must be used to take which of the following pulses? apical pulse
Created by: sarahearl