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Vital Signs

Vital Signs

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Vital signs are measures of various physiological statistics, often taken by health professionals, in order to assess the most basic body functions. Vital signs are an essential part of a case presentation. The act of taking vital signs normally entails recording Body temperature, Pulse rate (or heart rate), Blood pressure, and Respiratory rate, but may also include other measurements
Vital signs are measures of various physiological statistics, often taken by health professionals, in order to assess the most basic body functions. Vital signs are an essential part of a case presentation. The act of taking vital signs normally entails recording Body temperature, Pulse rate (or heart rate), Blood pressure, and Respiratory rate, but may also include other measurements

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Vital Signs
Measurements of physiologic functioning,specifically bodytemperature, pulse,respirations, and bloodpressure; may include painand pulse oximetry
 
W
hen to Assess Vital Signs
y
On admission
y
Change in client¶s health status
y
Client reports symptoms such as chestpain, feeling hot, or faint
y
Pre and post surgery/invasive procedure
y
Pre and post medication administrationthat could affect CV system
y
Pre and post nursing intervention thatcould affect vital signs
 
Body
Temperature
Tw
o kinds of body temperature
y
Core temperature ±temperature on deeptissue on the body, such as abdominal cavityan pelvic cavity
y
Surface temperature ±temperature of theskin, subcutaneous tissue and fat; rises andfalls in response to the environment
T
hermoregulation center 
y
Hypothalamus

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