How to Measure Vital Signs

ISBN 13: 9780970555687

How to Measure Vital Signs

 
9780970555687: How to Measure Vital Signs
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Accuracy is imperative in reporting vital signs. Vital signs, which include temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and pain, provide valuable information about an individual's health. This program teaches care providers the skills and techniques necessary for taking and recording vital signs accurately.

Accuracy is important since the doctor or nurse rely upon this information to evaluate and make decisions about a person's condition and treatment.

Topics include:
* Use of a flow sheet
* Methods for taking body temperature
* Types of thermometers
* Methods for taking the pulse
* Use of a stethoscope
* Measuring respiration
* Taking blood pressure
* Pain scales
* Measuring weight

This DVD is Volume Number 10 in the 22-volume Medifecta Caregiver Series of DVDs that teach basic caregiving skills. Also available is a six volume set of communications series DVDs that teach caregivers how to communicate effectively and respectfully with those whom they are caring.

This award-winning Medifecta DVD is intended for both professional and family caregivers seeking to develop skills for quality, person-centered care. The DVD comes complete with learning support materials that make it an excellent supplement for inservice training. Learning support materials include: a glossary of terms, review and testing materials, an answer key and certificate. Total course time is 60 minutes including the 35-minute DVD, support materials, review and testing.

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