Adult Vital Signs

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What you'll learn

Vital signs are the most important markers for measuring the basic body functions. They can be measured anywhere like in a medical setting, at home, or at the site of a medical emergency, etc. Vital signs are always obtained during a routine physical examination and are also used for assessing symptoms or as part of a follow-up assessment for patients undergoing treatment. They generally include body temperature, pulse rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation levels. read more »»

Changes in vital signs prior to clinical symptoms can be beneficial for early treatment since early detection of preventable outcomes is key to timely intervention. Monitoring vital signs plays a central role and is gold standards in daily clinical practice and their results although are suggestive they are of interest to clinicians caring for patients on wards or in emergency departments. The knowledge of monitoring and equipment used for these vital signs plays a very important role for clinicians to better diagnose and treat the patient as early as possible. It can also prevent any adverse events and avoiding the patient into the ICU ward.

Therefore, this course provides a thorough introduction to the process of obtaining adult vital signs, covering body temperatures, pulse rates, respiratory rates, and blood pressures. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three different scenarios that test your ability to prepare for and assess adult vital signs; each covers temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure for a variety of clinical presentations. Practice the steps of the procedure as often as you want until you are confident. This module is based on the entry-level competencies for which the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) test the Medical Assistant.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overiew on

  • The normal values
  • Adult vital signs, including average body temperatures (oral aural and axillary), pulse rates (apical and radial), respiratory rates, and blood pressures
  • How to visualize the relevant anatomy – pulse and temperature sites, and the main vessels – using our anatomy illustrations and 3D model
  • How to prepare for taking an adult’s vital signs
  • How to practice and perfect your skills in obtaining accurate temperatures and pulse rates, volume, and rhythm
  • How to take blood pressure and respiration rate accurately
  • The requirements for accurate recording of patient data obtained

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