Ns1211 2009 Week 4 Part 3

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  • Ns1211 2009 Week 4 Part 3

    1. 1. Today’s Lecture  Vital Signs Overview/Context  Temperature  Pulse  Blood Pressure  Respiratory Rate  Oxygen Saturation  Pain  Assignment
    2. 2. Pulse (P): <ul><li>Perceptible throbbing sensation: wave of blood in artery created by left ventricle of the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>Palpated over peripheral arteries or carotid artery. </li></ul><ul><li>Can also be auscultated over the apex of the heart with a stethoscope. </li></ul><ul><li>Indicates circulatory status </li></ul>
    3. 3. Normal Range <ul><ul><li>Newborn < 1 month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>120-160 beats/min </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toddler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>90-140 beats/min </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preschool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>80-110 beats/min </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary school child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>75-140 beats/min </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adolescent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>60-90 beats/min </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adult </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>60-100 beats/min </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Effects on P <ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Medications </li></ul><ul><li>Haemorrhage </li></ul><ul><li>Postural changes </li></ul><ul><li>Pulmonary conditions </li></ul>
    5. 5. Figure 31-8 Crisp & Taylor 2009
    6. 7. P Characteristics <ul><li>Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Equality </li></ul><ul><li>Never assess carotid simultaneously </li></ul>
    7. 8. P Strength <ul><li>Absent </li></ul><ul><li>Thready or Weak </li></ul><ul><li>Normal </li></ul><ul><li>Bounding or Full </li></ul>
    8. 9. P Process Tollefson 2007 pp226-229
    9. 10. P Process <ul><li> Explanation </li></ul><ul><li> Equipment & Environment </li></ul><ul><li> Standard Precautions </li></ul><ul><li> Previous Activity? </li></ul><ul><li> Site </li></ul><ul><li> 30 seconds or 60 seconds? </li></ul><ul><li> Document </li></ul><ul><li> Compare </li></ul>
    10. 11. Abnormal P <ul><li>Tachycardia </li></ul><ul><li>Bradycardia </li></ul><ul><li>Absent. Thready. Weak. Bounding. </li></ul><ul><li>Irregular (arrythmias) </li></ul>
    11. 12. Today’s Lecture  Vital Signs Overview/Context  Temperature  Pulse  Blood Pressure  Respiratory Rate  Oxygen Saturation  Pain  Assignment

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