Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration

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Introduction

In this lesson, students will learn the importance and procedures for taking three vital signs including temperature, pulse, and respiration also known as TPR.

Lesson Time

One Session
60 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California's 2008 CTE Standards (3)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Define TPR/Vital Signs
  • Identify sites for measuring temperature
  • Name the most common site at which to measure a temperature
  • Demenstrate how to measure oral and axillary temperature
  • Identify sites where pulse may be counted
  • Demonstrate counting and recording of pulse
  • Demonstrate how to count and record respirations

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