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Lecture

Week 5: Skills Lab

Room 202

Wear:  Lab coat & name tag.

Bring:  Stethoscope, watch with second hand, graphic sheet and Check Off Sheets

Vital Signs Check Offs

Topic

Introduction to Health Assessment General Appearance, Height, Weight, & Vital Signs

  • Vital Signs
  • Charting
    Stethoscope
  • Blood Pressure
           Manual
           Dynamap
           SimMan
           Live
  • Pulses
           Location
           Evaluation 
           Doppler
  • Respirations
  • Temperature
           Oral
           Temporal
           Tympanic
           Axillary
           Rectal

Reading

Smith, Duell, & Martin:  Clinical Nursing Skills: Ch. 10 (units 1 thru 4).

Anderson, F.. (1994).  Taking blood pressure accurately.  Nursing, p. 34-39.

Woodrow, P. (2006). Taking tympanic temperature. Nursing Older People, 18(1), p. 31-32.

Jarvis:  Ch. 10.

Workbook

Section E

PowerPoint

None

CD

CD/ROM Prentice Hall Basic Nursing Skills- Vital Signs

CD/ROM Prentice Hall Physical and Health Assessment- General Survey, Techniques, Vital Signs

 

Temporal Artery Thermometer video- Follow Links at top of page for video. Explains why and how to perform this temperature check. This may take some time to load, so please be patient.

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