Vital Signs

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Introduction

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)

Temperature
180 Minutes
Pulse and Respirations
90 Minutes
Blood Pressure
90 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Health Science and Medical Technology

Standards and Objectives

Standards

California Academic Content Standards
California's 2008 CTE Standards

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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