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Vital Signs is the?
measurement and recording of temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, pain level, weight.
first to remember is?
to comply with established guidelines.
obtaining accurate vital signs by reading the instrument?
within a stated range
temperature must be read with?
+ or - 0.2 degrees for temperature
blood pressure must be read?
+ or - 6 millimeters of mercury
an apical pulse is measured for which types of patients?
those with an irregular heart rhythm, and those on cardiac medications for heart problems.