Flashcards in Vital Signs of Life Deck (20)
Name the 6 vital signs of life?
What does afebrile mean?
What temperature would hypothermia be?
BELOW 95 F
What does pyrexia mean?
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURE
What does pyrogenic mean?
ANYTHING THAT CAUSES FEVER
Where on the body does an aural thermometer read from?
Where on the body does a temporal artery thermometer read from?
What is the normal body temp range?
97.8 - 99.0
What is the pressure of the blood on the walls of arteries as the heart contracts and relaxes known as?
Name the pulse sites?
TEMPLE, NECK, APEX OF HEART, INSIDE ELBOW, GROIN, WRIST, BACK OF KNEE, TOP OF FOOT
What is it called when a pulse is over 100 beats per minute?
What is it called when a pulse is under 60 beats per minute?
What is an irregular pulse known as?
What is one respiration composed of?
1 BREATH IN
1 BREATH OUT
What is the normal respiratory rate?
12 - 20 per minute
Name the respiratory characteristic described as
shortness of breath, difficulty breathing?
Name the respiratory characteristic described abnormally fast breathing?
Name the respiratory characteristic described as no breathing present?
Name the respiratory characteristic described as labored breathing followed by apnea?
CHEYNE - STOKES