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i have no idea of how to use the mercury thermometer
My weakness would be reading the bloodpress machine, the part listening for the sound and watch where the hand jump
We will definitely be working on that. Try to eliminate as much background noise as possible and keep the bell of the stethoscope firmly over the artery.
As it relates to vital signs I don't have much weakness except keeping up with the changes of the bp because each sch and book gives a different normal . Other than that am good
The difference in blood pressure depends on the region. USA has different BP definitions from UK. In the Caribbean be use mostly UK.
My weakness is how to the blood pressure machine effectively
Great Job Ryan.
The vital signs that are usually measured are : Blood pressure (BP) 120/80
Temperature (T) 97.6-99.6
Pulse Rate (PR) 60-100 bpm
Respiratory Rate (RR) 12-20 bpm
Vital signs are assessed every four hours.
Vital signs are measured before or after a surgery, when there is a change in the patients conditon, when ordered by the doctor and before or after administration of medication.
Not being able to use the synomonimeyer accurate and reading the bp correctly and I learnt that it works by age etc so basically not mastering the accuracy of the bp
Most times the background noice and the positioning of the bell may impact your perception of the first and last sounds. Try to locate the artery first then place the bell over the arthery firmly. Always ensure that the cuff is above (2inches above the bell of the stethoscope) and not on the elbow. Try not to let the bell shift as it may give you an abnormal sound.
Yes I do. The blood pressure is my mind
Good night everyone.
From the previous lesson we learnt that one of the many crucial things to do in the health/medical field is to undergo the 4 main VITAL SIGNS already listed by Mr. Ryan Scott; Temperature ,Blood Pressure, Pulse and Respiration.These signs can only be done with the approval of the individual/patient.
Another aspect that should be done in regards to vital signs is SANITIZATION. You want to ensure that the safety of the patient, yourself and your overall environment is not at risk or exposure to any form of bacteria or disease, hence forth a thorough sanitization process on the equipments is necessary.
PRIVACY: Whatever discussions,readings, results or diagnosis you've concluded keep those information between you and that specific patient . If you are going to tell them about something for example that their blood pressure is too low or too high don't just blurt it out, be gentle and respectful with the info.
Last but not least, always make a note or keep track of the data you've obtained. It will be useful for both you and the patient.
What a great way to start off the week Sanya, great job.
We begin to understand that, as primary focus for medical assistants, for vital signs, we must know it in great detail. With this in mnd, the four (4) main vital signs are: Temperature (T), Blood Pressure (BP), Pulse(P), and Respiration (R). (T,BP,P,R)
Of coure, we can easily remember these as an acronym TBPPR:
T- Tom (Temp)
BP- Brady-Parked (Blood Pressure)
P -Parallel (Pulse)
R -Right (Respiration).
Other forms of signs are called "anthropometric" signs ("anthro" - human, "metric" - measurement). Examples of these are height, weight, age, wasit circumference, waist-to-abdomen ratio, etc......
Temperature (T) is read, on average, in most adults as 97-99 degree celsius, where as it varies depending on the patient and their overall health and/or health needs.
Blood Pressure (BP) is read as standard with a reading of 120/80, where in the top reading is systolic pressure, and the lower reading is the diastolic pressure. This also varies across th patient needs and overall health.
Pulse (P) rates are read with a normal interpretation as 60-100 beats per minute (bpm) and varies across patients and needs.
Respiration (R) is read for healthy adults is between 12–20 breaths per minute, and varies along the way fo different patients.
A unique vital sign, under Jamaican medical systems, is the GMR reading signs. GMR meaning Glomerular Filtration Rates - which is the cleaning process within the kidneys. The accepted readings are 5.1 before eating and will go up to rages 7.1-7.3 two hours after eating.
In general, we will come to appreciate these more as we learn about the anatomies and physiologies of the body, the pathophysiologies and the clinical meanings behind them.