VITAL SIGNS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN Flashcards

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what are the vital signs

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  • HR
  • Temperature
  • Respiratory rate
  • SPo2
  • Blood pressure
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what does DETECT stand for

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D etecting deterioration
E valuation
T reatment
E scalation
C ommunication in
T eams

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body temperature

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The normal body temperature of a person varies depending on gender, recent activity, food and fluid consumption, time of day, and, in women, the stage of the menstrual cycle. Normal body temperature can range from 97.8 degrees F (or Fahrenheit, equivalent to 36.5 degrees C, or Celsius) to 99 degrees F (37.2 degrees C)

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pulse rate

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The normal pulse for healthy adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute. The pulse rate may fluctuate and increase with exercise, illness, injury, and emotions.

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respiration rate

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Normal respiration rates for an adult person at rest range from 12 to 16 breaths per minute.

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blood pressure

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Blood pressure is categorized as normal, elevated, or stage 1 or stage 2 high blood pressure:

Normal blood pressure is systolic of less than 120 and diastolic of less than 80 (120/80)

Elevated blood pressure is systolic of 120 to 129 and diastolic less than 80

Stage 1 high blood pressure is systolic is 130 to 139 or diastolic between 80 to 89

Stage 2 high blood pressure is when systolic is 140 or higher or the diastolic is 90 or higher

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SPO2 levels

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<95%

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