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Which of the following are considered vital signs?
All of the above
Vital signs can only be checked in a hospital setting.
Where in the body can you not take body temperature from?
What is the normal body temperature for a healthy adult?
26.5 and 27.2
36.5 and 37.2
46.5 and 47.2
56.5 and 57.2
Select the places on the body from which you can assess pulse rate.
Top of the head
Side of the neck
Inside of the elbow
Soles of the feet
What is the normal pulse rate for a healthy adult at rest?
20-40 beats per minute
50 beats per minute
60-100 beats per minute
120-150 beats per minute
Which of the following best defines respiration rate?
The number of times your heart beats per minute
How hot or cold you body is
The force of blood pushing against artery walls
The number of breaths a person takes per minute
What is the healthy respiration rate for an adult at rest?
12-20 breaths per minute
22-30 breaths per minute
32-40 breaths per minute
42-50 breaths per minute
When measuring blood pressure the highest number represents systolic pressure.
Which of the following best defines diastolic pressure?
The pressure inside the artery when the heart contracts and pumps blood around the body.
The pressure inside the artery when the heart is at rest and filling with blood.
If a person has a blood pressure reading greater then 140/90mm what condition are they suffering from?