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describe the phsiological basis for pulse?
SA nodes fire...impulse thru the heart. stimulate cardiac contraction.
how does heat happen in the body?
pypothalimous is your thermostate. heat production is the by product of metabolism. Krep's cycle is a carbohydrate chain reaction that produces CO2 and water. its a chemical reaction too. then there is shivering and conduction and evaporation. 85% body's surface area radiates into the enviroment.
how are there ways to encourage loss of heat from the body?
evaporation-600-900 a day sweating
diaphosis is visuable sweat from the forehead. Radiation flushed from running, vasodialation, throws heat off
why taking a rectal or axillary is necessary?
patient can't use their mouth
NG tube..... mentally not into it....hold onto it. don't puncture an organ
where can pulses be taken?
temperal
carotid
apical
brachial
radial
ulnar
femoral
how does a patient's age gender weight acivity influence blood pressure.
age weight activity