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clin tech vital

vital signs

_____________ function as the body's thermostat. Hypothalamus
Most of the heat produced in the body is through? Voluntary and involuntary muscle contractions
Normal body temperature 97-99 degree fahrenheit
Average body temperature 98.6 degree fahrenheit
Low grade fever 100 degree fahrenheit
103 degree temperature is a Hypopyrexia
What decreases body temperature Cold weather
_____________ is recommednded as a site for measuring temperature in toddlers and preschoolers who have trouble holding a thermometer in their mouth. Axillary temp
When takiing axillary temperature it should be held close to the body b/c of the air current
Wide range of temps occur in Crisis
Axillary temp vs. oral temp Is 1 degree fahrenheit lower
Rectal temp vs. oral temp Is 1 degree fahrenheit higher
Who does not receive rectal temps Newborn b/c of rectal trauma
Probe should be inserted a ____________ in a newborn. 1/2 inch
Throw rectal temp cover away in? Regular trash
You should _________ to prevent irriation of the rectal mucosa. Lube
Chemical thermometer should be stored in a.... Cool area
A dirty or damaged probe lens could result in a... Falsely low temp reading
No tympanic temp can be proformed on Otitis externa
Adults pulse 60-100
Newborn pulse 120-160 fastest pulse
Well trained athletes pulse 40-60
____________ is located on the inner aspect of the wrist just below the thumb. Radial
__________ is located in the fifth intercostal space at the junction of the left mid-clavicular line. Apical
The carotid site is also commonly used by individuals to? Monitor pulse during exercise
The ______________ pulse is at the back of the knee. Popliteal
The __________ site is used to assess the status of circulation to the foot. Posterior Tibial
The purpose of measuring pulse is to establish the patient's baseline pulse rate and to assess the pulse rate following special procedures,meds,of disease processes that affect heart functioning but, it is not to .... Detect if patient is developing HTN
Excessive pressure should not be applied when measuring pulse b/c It obstructs the pulse
Each respiration is divided into two phases Inhalation and exhalation
Exhalation/ecpiration involves the removal of carbon dioxide from the body
Exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between lungs and blood, exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between blood and body cells: Internal respiration
Adults respiration 12-20
Slowest respiration is An adult
Least likely to have dyspnea Arthritis
An abnormally slow heary rate(fewer than 60 beats per minute) trained athlete Bradycardia
The transfer of energy, such as heat, from one object to another Conduction
A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes Cyanosis
Shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing Dyspnea
An irregular rhythm Dysrhythmis
An abnormally fast and deep type of breathing usually associated with acute anxiety conditions Hyperventilation
An abnormal decrease in the rate and depth of respiration Hypopnea
The condition in which breathing is easier when an individual is in a standing or sitting position Orthopnea
An abnormally fast heart rate (more than 100 beats per minute) Tachycardia
A pulse with a decreased volume that feels weak and thin Thready pulse
Created by: corrine4512
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