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1

Name the 6 vital signs of life?

TEMPERATURE
+
PULSE
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RESPIRATIONS
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OXYGEN CONCENTRATION
+
PUPILS
+
BLOOD PRESSURE

2

What does afebrile mean?

WITHOUT FEVER

3

What temperature would hypothermia be?

BELOW 95 F

4

What does pyrexia mean?

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURE

5

What does pyrogenic mean?

ANYTHING THAT CAUSES FEVER

6

Where on the body does an aural thermometer read from?

EAR

7

Where on the body does a temporal artery thermometer read from?

FOREHEAD

8

What is the normal body temp range?

97.8 - 99.0

9

What is the pressure of the blood on the walls of arteries as the heart contracts and relaxes known as?

PULSE

10

Name the pulse sites?

TEMPLE, NECK, APEX OF HEART, INSIDE ELBOW, GROIN, WRIST, BACK OF KNEE, TOP OF FOOT

11

What is it called when a pulse is over 100 beats per minute?

TACHYCARDIA (FAST)

12

What is it called when a pulse is under 60 beats per minute?

BRADYCARDIA (SLOW)

13

What is an irregular pulse known as?

ARRYTHMIA

14

What is one respiration composed of?

1 BREATH IN
+
1 BREATH OUT

15

What is the normal respiratory rate?

12 - 20 per minute

16

Name the respiratory characteristic described as
shortness of breath, difficulty breathing?

DYSPNEA

17

Name the respiratory characteristic described abnormally fast breathing?

TACHYPNEA

18

Name the respiratory characteristic described as no breathing present?

APNEA

19

Name the respiratory characteristic described as labored breathing followed by apnea?

CHEYNE - STOKES

20

What does PEARL stand for, in regard to pupils?

PUPILS EQUAL AND REACTIVE to LIGHT