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Flashcards in Vital Signs Deck (8):
1

What do you ask patient before taking oral temperature?

have you eaten/drank anything hot/cold or had a cigarette in the last 30 minutes?

2

What has a circadian rhythm?

temperature

3

first korotkoff sound?

systolic pressure (maximum pressure)

4

placement of BP cuff?

2.5 cm above brachial artery

5

normal respiration rate?

12-20 breaths / min

observe respiratory rate, depth, rhythm

6

average pulse?

60-100 peats/min

7

average body temperate (afebrile)

36-38

highest temp: 0100-0400
lowest temp: 1800

8

Average for BP

systolic: 120-139
diastolic: 80-89

average bp 120/80