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when auscultating a patients apical pulse, you listen until you hear S1 and S2, S2 heart sounds clearly and regularly. S2 is produced when the
semilunar valves close
you are preparing to use a tympanic thermometer. Which step has the highest priority in the accurate use of this piece of equipment for measuring body temps?
assessing the external ear for redness
you are assessing the vital signs of a newly admitted patient. To establish baseline of a patient's respirations you?
observe the patients chest movements while appearing to assess his pulse
when preparing to measure vital signs of a patient, you should recognize which will affect the methods that you will use?
- patient is 60 lbs overweight
-patient is reporting a stuffy nose
-patient is taking digoxin
-patient had a mastectomy 2 years ago
when assessing a patients respirations, it is recommended that?
have head of bed eleveated 45-60 degrees
to ausculate a patients apical pulse accurately. You position the bell or diaphragm of stethoscope over point of maximum impulse.
at the fifth intercostal space at the left midclavicular line
Difference between a patients systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
the pulse pressure
best way to determine depth of patients respirations is to?
observe the degree of chest - wall movement during inspiration and expiration
patient has a temp of 102 what do you expect to find?
an elevated pulse rate
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