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29 Cards in this Set

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Normal Oral Temp.
(Tympanic same as oral)
37 degrees celsius
98.6 degrees F
Normal Range (Oral)
97-99 degrees F
Normal Rectal Temp.
37.5 degrees celsius
99.5 degrees F
Normal Axillary Temp.
36.5 degrees celsius
97.7 degrees F
What are the advantages of taking tympanic temp.?
Easily accessible
Minimal repositioning
Core read
Don't have to wake patient
What are the advantages of taking rectal temp.?
More accurate than oral
Can be obtained when oral can't
Unaffected by oral intake
What are the advantages of taking oral temp.?
No repositioning
Accurate surface temp.
Reflects rapid change
What are the advantages of taking axilla temp.?
Safe and noninvasive
Can be used with newborns
Can be used with uncooperative pt's
Assessed over temporal bone of haed above and lateral to eye.
(Easy on children)
Temporal Pulse
Assessed on jawline
(Used during surgery)
External Maxillary Pulse
Assessed along edge of sternocleidomastoid muscle in neck.
(Easiest to assess during a code or crisis)
Carotid Pulse
Assessed midclavicular line and fifth intercostal space.
(Best for assessing if on infant or young child)
Apical Pulse
Assessed on inner part of upper arm.
Brachial Pulse
Assessed on ulnar side of forearm at wrist.
Ulnar Pulse
Most common site for radial pulse...
Most common site for femoral pulse...
Over femoral artery in upper thigh
Most common site for popliteal pulse...
Behind knee in popliteal fossa
Most common site for dorsalis pedis pulse...
Along top of foot, b/w extension tendons fo great and first toe
Most common site for posterior tibial pulse...
Inner side of ankle, below medial malleolus
Normal range for pulse rate in adults.
60-100 beats per minute
Normal range for respiration/minute in adults
12-20 resp/min
Normal resp. rate in adolescents
16-19 resp/min
Normal resp. rate in child
20-30 resp/min
Normal resp. rate in toddler
2yrs >
25-32 resp/min
Normal resp. rate in infant
6 months>
30-50 resp/min
Normal resp. rate in newborn
30-60 resp/min
Direct method for measuring blood pressure
Arterial Line (Invasive)
Indirect method for measuring blood pressure
Stethoscope and sphygmomanometer
Normal blood pressure for adults
Systolic: 90 or 100-140 mmHg
Diastolic: 60-90 mmHg