Measuring Vital Signs

Measuring Vital Signs

Measuring vital signs is an essential course designed for PCAs, focusing on the accurate assessment and monitoring of patients' vital signs. Vital signs are critical indicators of a patient's overall health and well-being, and their accurate measurement is crucial for detecting changes in a patient's condition, monitoring their progress, and ensuring appropriate care. This course will cover the proper techniques and guidelines for measuring body temperature, pulse, respiration, oxygen saturation, and blood pressure, as well as the importance of accurate documentation and communication with the healthcare team.

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Overview

Details
  • Lessons: 7
  • Number of tests: 3
  • Hours: 1.0 hours
  • Students who are studying this course: 226
What you will learn
  • Identify the four primary vital signs
  • Describe the procedures and equipment used to measure each vital sign
  • Understand normal ranges and variations in vital signs
  • Recognize abnormal vital signs and their potential implications
  • Explain the importance of accurate documentation and communication

Lessons

    • Introduction to Vital SignsIntroduction to Vital Signs
    • 8 mins
    • Body Temperature: Measurement and Normal RangesBody Temperature: Measurement and Normal Ranges
    • 7 mins
    • Pulse: Measurement and Normal RangesPulse: Measurement and Normal Ranges
    • 7 mins
    • Knowledge Review Knowledge Review
    • 4 mins
    • Respiration: Measurement and Normal RangesRespiration: Measurement and Normal Ranges
    • 6 mins
    • Blood Pressure: Measurement and Normal RangesBlood Pressure: Measurement and Normal Ranges
    • 7 mins
    • Oxygen Saturation: Measurement and Normal RangesOxygen Saturation: Measurement and Normal Ranges
    • 5 mins
    • Knowledge Review Knowledge Review
    • 4 mins
    • Accurate Documentation and CommunicationAccurate Documentation and Communication
    • 4 mins
    • Exam- Measuring Vital Signs Exam- Measuring Vital Signs
    • 15 mins

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