Flashcards in Mod 2 Deck (10)
4 personality types
Goal oriented, has a plan and sets out to achieve it. Confident and handles stress well. Skips all the “fluff” just wants the bottom line. Workaholic, works independently.
Outgoing, enthusiastic, fast paced, optimistic. Builds report and relationships easily, usually a motivator in the group, trusting, loves praise.
Detailed oriented, analytical and logical. Likes consistency and continuity. Loves the facts.
Very calm and consistent. Always on time. Works well with others and is a team player. Compassionate and well liked.
1.Weight 2.Temperature 3.Pulse
4.Blood Pressure 5.Respiration 6.Pain
A Patient's weight
Weight -- and weight change -- is one of the key indicators of a person's health. If a person is significantly overweight or underweight, it can signal underlying disease. This is likewise for any significant change in weight in the recent past, particularly if that change was not intended (e.g., not the result of diet and exercise). When taking a patient's weight, be sure to be matter-of-fact and non-judgmental. Many people are self- conscious about their weight, and any indication of judgment, even if it's just in your facial expression, vocal tone or body language, can be taken as threatening or even offensive. Leave discussions of weight up to the doctor.
You will likely take the patient's temperature using an ear thermometer. The reading may take several seconds to register. Take the time to talk calmly to the patient and assess her/her orientation. If the patient seems agitated, confused or unresponsive, this should be noted on his/her record.
You can take the pulse by placing a stethoscope over the left side of the patient's chest or by placing your thumb and index finger on the patient's wrist. You'll count the number of beats for 30 seconds. Make note of any extra or skipped beats you detect during that period. After 30 seconds, double the final number to determine the number of beats per minute.