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body temp is controlled by what part of the brain
hypothalamus
temp range for adults
newborns
children
96-99.5 F or 35.5 to 37.5 C
97-99.9 F or 36.1 to 37.7 C
98.9 F 37.2
causes of hypothermia
exposure
increase heat loss
diaphoresis
blood loss
hypothalumus injury
hormonal imbalance
causes of hyperthermia
increased enviro temp
decrease heat loss (clothing)
drug or medication reaction
hormonal imbalance
infection/illness
pulse rate
adult
children
60-90 bpm
90-120 bpm
def

abnormal high heart rate
tachycardia
def
abnormal low heart rate
bradycardia
def

regularity of the heartbeat
rhythms
normal Respiratory Rate

Adult
Children
12-20 per minute
20-40 per minute
Faster than normal RR
tachypnea
lower than normal RR
bradypnea
denser material or consolidation conducts vibration (harder or easier)
easier
def

listen for sounds...pt assessment
auscultation
part of stethoscope that allows high pitched sound and filters out low pitched sound
diaphragm