Physiology and Measuring Vital Signs
Author: Olympia Resol: RN, MPH, CRNI, CARN
Current Accreditation: California Board of Registered Nursing – 2.00 Hours – Reference number: #15273 / Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians – 2.00 Hours – Reference number: #V10750 / California Department of Public Health (CDPH) – 4.00 Hours – Reference number: #7039
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Body temperature. Cardiac rate. Breathing rate and pattern. Blood pressure. Pain. What do these vital signs tell you about your body? Enroll in this online course and understand the normal body processes and learn the basic physiology underlying these vital signs and how to accurately measure and assess them.
When the student has finished the Physiology and Measuring Vital Signs module, he/she will be able to:
1. To present the normal values of temperature, pulse rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure.
2. To demonstrate how to measure the vital signs.
3. To emphasize the purpose of obtaining the vital signs.
4. To enumerate the factors those affect the vital signs.