Vital Signs and Oxygen Administration
Temperature should be taken orally when the person is:
alert and cooperative
What is a normal oral temperature for an adult?
What is a normal pulse reading for an adult?
As a person gets older, blood pressure generally:
tends to rise
Why does the healthcare worker not use their thumb to take a person's radial pulse?
The thumb has its own pulse, and you may count your pulse instead.
Vital SIgns include
respirations, pulse, and temperature
If your patient recently had anything to drink (hot coffee, cold water). . .
Wait 10-15 minutes before you take the temperature orally
The instrument used to measure the apical pulse is the
The apical pulse is located:
on the chest
You should check the vital signs of your patient:
When you are instructed to, if you observe any change in the patient's conditions, and if the patient falls.
The process of inhaling and exhaling is measured as
Which artery is most commonly used when measuring the blood pressure?
The systolic pressure is a measurement of:
The heart contracting as it pumps the blood into the arteries.
Your patient is breathing very loudly and seems to be working hard to get his breath. This could be described as. . .
Dyspnea, labored respirations, and shortness of breath
The type of respiration that is very irregular and frequently occurs before death is called. . .
The normal blood pressure range for an adult is. . .
Normal respirations for an adult are. . .
15-20 breaths per minute, regular with both sides of the chest rising and falling equally, and quiet & effortless
All of the following are signs of a fever
General aching, occasional chills, and flushed dry skin
The simplest and most common device used for oxygen administration is. . .
Systolic blood pressure is recorded as (when taking a blood pressure manually)
The point at which the first sound is heard.
A body temperature lower than normal is called
Oxygen can be toxic if not used correctly. You must remember. . .
Oxygen administration must be ordered by the patient's physician, Oxygen is a basic need for survival, and oxygen supports combustion.
Symptoms are things that. . .
the patient reports to you
The least accurate method for taking a patient's temperature is. . .
What is a physiological factor helping to maintain a patient's blood pressure?
The elasticity of the blood vessel wall.
The rhythm of a patient's pulse describes
how regular the pulse is
After using an electronic thermometer to take a temperature, you should:
Discard the probe cover
The pulse rate is:
The number of beats per minute
You should count the pulse for:
1 full minute
The pulse pressure is. . .
The difference between systolic and diastolic pressure
The following words could be used to describe a client's abnormal respirations:
Uneven chest rise, moist, labored, and wheeze
A client with a nasal cannula will have oxygen administered at a flow rate of. . .
Another term for vital signs is. . .
Body temperature is. . .
NOT controlled primarily by the hyperthalmus.
An oral thermometer will have a. . .
blue or clear end
A rectal thermometer will have a. . .
Blood pressure may be taken with. . .
either a mercury or an aneroid sphygmomanometer.
Another word for fever is. . .
Dorsalis Pedis artery
top of the foot
Posterior tibial artery
inside of the ankle
on the side of the neck
behind the knee
Three qualities used to assess a patient's pulse are. . .
Rhythm, rate and strength.