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1

How often is temperature recorded:
Antenatally
Postnatally
In labour

Antenatally - not routinely
Postnatally - daily for three days
In labour - every 4 hours

2

How often is pulse recorded:
Antenatally
Postnatally
In labour

Antenatally - not routinely
Postnatally - daily for three days
In labour - as required

3

How often is respiratory rate recorded:
Antenatally
Postnatally
In labour

Antenatally - not routinely
Postnatally - daily for three days
In labour - not routinely

4

How often is blood pressure recorded:
Antenatally
Postnatally
In labour

Antenatally - every appointment
Postnatally - daily for three days
In labour - as per protocol

5

How often is urinalysis recorded:
Antenatally
Postnatally
In labour

Antenatally - every appointment
Postnatally - only from catheter if clinically indicated
In labour - not routinely

6

What is the normal temperature range?

36 - 37.2 degrees celcius

7

Name the THREE sites for measuring temperature

Tympanic - ear
Axilla - armpit
Oral - sublingual pockets

8

Name the SEVEN sites for measuring pulse rate

Carotid - neck
Radial - wrist
Brachial - crux of elbow
Dorsalis pedis - foot
Femoral - groin
Popliteal - knee
Posterior tibial - ankle

9

What is the normal respiratory rate?

12 - 20 breaths per minute

10

What is a normal blood pressure?

120 / 70

11

Below what temperature does hypothermia occur?

36 degrees celcius

12

Above what temperature does pyrexia occur?

38 degrees celcius

13

What is a normal pulse rate range?

60-100 bpm

14

Below what pulse rate is bradycardia?

60 bpm

15

Above what pulse rate is tachycardia?

100 bpm

16

Above what blood pressure reading is considered high?

140 / 90