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SPM 100 Skills Lab #2:P1010171 small

Emergency Assessment of Vital Signs and Pain

OBJECTIVES/COMPETENCIES    At the end of this lab, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and review pain scale assessment for adult and pediatric patients.
  • Demonstrate and review temperature assessment for adult and pediatric patients.
  • Demonstrate and review pulse assessment in the adult and pediatric patient. 
  • Demonstrate and review respiratory rate assessment in the adult and pediatric patient.
  • Demonstrate and review blood pressure assessment in the adult and pediatric patient.

Read the vital signs and pain assessment handout and read Bates (10th Ed) textbook pages 101-134, 756-759 & 806-810 prior to the session.  Also review the PowerPoint presentation on Skills Lab 2, which may be printed out as a handout.  Take on-line pre-test, then print and bring to scheduled lab session.  (If you have difficulty opening PowerPoint: Download, Save then Open).

 

EQUIPMENT :  Bring your sphygmomanometer and stethoscope to lab. (not required)

 

DRESS :  Wear a short-sleeved shirt so a classmate can easily take your blood pressure


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