Flashcards in Vital Signs Deck (8):
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?
What has a circadian rhythm?
first korotkoff sound?
systolic pressure (maximum pressure)
placement of BP cuff?
2.5 cm above brachial artery
normal respiration rate?
12-20 breaths / min
observe respiratory rate, depth, rhythm
average body temperate (afebrile)
highest temp: 0100-0400
lowest temp: 1800