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    Procedure-blood pressure manual. Supplies needed: blood pressure cuff, sphygmomanometer and stethoscope 1. Position patient in conformable position with arm exposed, level with heart, palm up 2. Place appropriate size cuff 1 inch above the antecubital fossa. Cuff should be smooth, snug and attached to sphygmomanometer. 3. Place bell of stethoscope over the brachial artery and listen for pulse 4. Inflate cuff until you no longer hear pulse while watching sphygmomanometer 5. Slowly deflate blood pressure cuff (rate of 2-3 mmHG per second) 6. Listen for the return of pulse. The reading on the sphygmomanometer at the first sound of the pulse is the systolic blood pressure. 7. Continue to deflate blood pressure cuff until you no longer hear the pulse. The reading on the sphygmomanometer at the time that you no longer can hear the pulse is the diastolic blood pressure 8. Deflate the cuff quickly 9. Remove cuff Oxygen Saturation Procedure-oxygen saturation. Supplies: pulse oximeter 1. Place probe on finger or other acceptable location…

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    Wrist and upper-arm blood pressure monitors are mainstays of the blood pressure monitor industry, but some people find them a little bit too bulky or intimidating to be of any use. Finger blood pressure monitors provide a welcome and handy (no pun intended) alternative to these more popular models. A lot of people are suspicious of finger blood pressure monitors and believe them to be unreliable and ineffective when it comes to delivering a reliable reading of one’s blood levels. While it is…

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    My partner and I were designated to help care for an elderly gentleman who recently had an ischemic stroke. Our resident was sleeping in a chair in the center room and neither of us wanted to wake him until it was time for breakfast. I asked one of the LPNs on the unit if she needed any help and she wanted us to take our residents vital signs before medication administration. We awakened him and walked him to his room to provide for privacy while we took his vital signs, which included taking…

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    The Anterior Compartment of the forearm This paper will discuss the anterior compartment into details and the nerves and arteries that innervations it. The anterior compartment composed of three layers namely: the superficial, the immediate and the deep layer. The superficial layer consists of four muscles i.e pronator teres, flexor carpi radialis, palmaris longus, and flexor carpi ulnaris. The immediate layer comprised of one muscle, the flexor digitorum superficial muscle. The deep layer…

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    1. Which do you think are the two, most common places to detect pulse and count the heart rate? The carotid pulse and the brachial pulse because the arteries are the larger ones that are near the surface of our skin so we can feel the pulse more. 2. What are some factors that can increase or decrease the heart rate and the beat you feel at each pulse point? Doing certain exercises can help increase the heart rate and to decrease the heart rate your can do something more relaxing. 3. Athletes…

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    laboratory. Cardiac catheterization is an invasive diagnostic procedure that uses imaging equipment to identify if a patient has disease of the heart muscles, valves or coronary arteries (Smeltzer, 2011). Upon arriving at 0720 the nurse manager greeted me and the other student, and gave us a quick tour of the control area and examination room. We were informed about the safety precautions used to protect ourselves from imaging equipment and the patient 's from infection and were instructed to…

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    Coronary Artery Analysis

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    The heart muscle itself has its own set of arteries, capillaries, and veins, as does every other organ in the body. They are called the coronary arteries and veins since they encircle the heart. Coronary arteries are supplied with oxygenated blood from the aorta to the myocardium to keep contracting. The left coronary artery feeds most of the left ventricle, the septum and much of the conduction system. The right coronary artery feeds the right side of the heart, including the sinoatrial (SA)…

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    Linear Trauma

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    by the idea of stability, streamed by the support they offer their counterpart. These breaks and dislocations can come with complications if not taken care of promptly or identified properly from the initial examination. The forearm is part of the upper body extremity, located between the elbow and wrist and is the most distal portion of the arm. It is comprised of two long bones, the radius and the ulna, which run parallel to each other. These two bones structurally support each other making…

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    Venous System Of The Frog

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    Arterial system of frog Blood vessels, which carry oxygenated blood away from heart to different part of the body, are called arteries. They constitute a system called arterial system. Truncus arterious gives two branches right aortic trunk and left aortic trunk. Each aortic trunk again divides into three branches- a) Carotid arch: it divides into – Lingual artery – it supplies blood to tongue and hyoid. Common carotid – it supplies blood to buccal cavity and brain. it consists swelling at the…

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    Blood pressure is defined as a measurement of the force with which blood presses against the wall of a blood vessel. Blood pressure, as popularly used, is the pressure determined indirectly, existing in the large arteries at the height of the pulse wave. When a blood pressure reading is taken, the systolic over diastolic value is determined. Systolic pressure is defined as an aspect of a blood pressure reading which indicates the maximum arterial pressure occurring during contraction of the left…

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