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STNA Vital Signs

Vital Sign Terminology & Normal Ranges set 1

Baseline Vitals First set of vital signs taken
Body Temperature The balance/difference between the heat produced and the heat lost by the body.
Normal Oral Temperature Range 97.6 to 99.6 (98.6)
Normal Tympanic Temperature Range 97.6 to 99.6 (98.6)
Normal Temporal Temperature Range 97.6 to 99.6 (98.6)
Normal Rectal Temperature Range 98.6 to 100.6 (99.6)
Normal Axillary Temperature Range 96.6 to 98.6 (97.6)
Pyrexia Fever or Temperature over 101.0 F Oral
Hypothermia Temperature less than 95.0 F oral
Hyperthermia Temperature over 104.0 F oral
Types of Glass Thermometers Oral, Rectal & Security
Pulse Rate Number of beats per minute
Pulse Volume or Amplitude Strength or intensity of beats (Normal, weak/thready, full/bounding)
Pulse Rhythm Pattern of beats and pauses between them.
Normal Pulse Range for Adult 60 to 90 beats per minute
Bradycardia heart rate less than 60 beats per minute
Tachycardia heart rate over 100 beats per minute
Radial Pulse Pulse located on wrist (thumb side)
Apical Pulse Pulse heard with stethoscope at apex of heart
Brachial Pulse Pulse located inside elbow on little finger side
Femoral Pulse Pulse located in groin at top of leg
Popliteal Pulse Pulse located behind knee
Pedal Pulse Pulse located on top of foot
Carotid Pulse Pulse located in neck by voice box
Temporal Pulse Pulse located in temple on face
Created by: mrskgo