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Ns1211 2009 Week 4 Part 1

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Ns1211 2009 Week 4 Part 1

  1. 1. NS1211 Week 4 Vital Signs Paul McNamara [adapted from the work of Di Hutchinson]
  2. 2. Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Vital Signs: </li></ul><ul><li>Why </li></ul><ul><li>When </li></ul><ul><li>How </li></ul><ul><li>Terminology </li></ul><ul><li>(14 Learning Outcomes) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Gordon’s Typology: Functional Health Patterns Nutritional-Metabolic Pattern Value Belief Coping Stress Sexuality Reproductive Role Relationship Self Concept Sleep Rest Cognitive Perceptual Activity Exercise Elimination Nutrition Metabolic Health Perception Hollow inside
  4. 4. Today’s Lecture  Vital Signs Overview/Context  Temperature  Pulse  Blood Pressure  Respiratory Rate  Oxygen Saturation  Pain  Assignment
  5. 5. What? <ul><li>T ° or T or Temp </li></ul><ul><li>P or HR </li></ul><ul><li>R or RR or Resp </li></ul><ul><li>SaO 2 </li></ul><ul><li>BP </li></ul><ul><li>Pain </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why? <ul><li>Homeostasis </li></ul><ul><li>B aseline </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Effectiveness of Treatment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical &/or Psychological Response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>? Need for Intervention </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Nursing Process assessment diagnosis planning implementation evaluation
  8. 8. Responsibilities Consent & Cooperation Accurate & Safe Meaningful Interpretation Documentation & Communication Intervention prn Education
  9. 9. <ul><li>Normal Range </li></ul><ul><li>Compare to Baseline </li></ul><ul><li>Systematically </li></ul>Responsibilities
  10. 10. Chain Of Infection Infectious Agent Portal of Exit Reservoir Portal of Entry Host Mode of Transmission (Crisp & Taylor 2009 p 682)
  11. 11. When? <ul><li>Admission </li></ul><ul><li>Pre and Post … </li></ul><ul><li>Change </li></ul><ul><li>Routinely </li></ul>
  12. 12. When? <ul><li>mane </li></ul><ul><li>bd </li></ul><ul><li>tds </li></ul><ul><li>qid </li></ul><ul><li>4/24 </li></ul><ul><li>1/24 </li></ul><ul><li>15/60 </li></ul><ul><li>5/60 </li></ul>
  13. 13. How?
  14. 14. Today’s Lecture  Vital Signs Overview/Context  Temperature  Pulse  Blood Pressure  Respiratory Rate  Oxygen Saturation  Pain  Assignment

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