Vital Signs



In this unit students will learn what vital signs are. How to measure temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure and normal ranges for each. Why accurate measurements are important.

4 class periods (90 minute class)

180 Minutes
Pulse and Respirations
90 Minutes
Blood Pressure
90 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (2)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (6)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Spell and define key terms.
  • Define vital signs and explain why accurate measurements are important.
  • Accurately measure the patient's temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure.
  • Identify abnormal vital signs.
  • Accurately record vital signs.

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