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P1010098 smallSPM 100 Skill Lab #7:

Emergency Assessment

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

  • Demonstrate and review vital signs abnormalities of temperature, pulses, respirations, and blood pressure.
  • Generate differential diagnosis for altered vital signs.


  • Recognize patterns of vital signs abnormalities for particular disease states.  

Read and review all of the previous skills lab notes referencing vital signs, breath sounds& heart sounds, basic heart rhythm strips (normal / abnormal) prior to the session.  Also, review the PowerPoint presentation on Skills Lab 7, which may be printed out as a handout.  Take on-line pre-test, then print and bring to scheduled lab session.

Also, there will be a practical group quiz and case discussion with this skills lab session.

EQUIPMENT :  Stethoscope


DRESS :  Comfortable Cloths

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