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    Chiropractic Assistant


    Vital Signs CA20

    Vital Signs for the Chiropractic Assistant


    2.0

    • List the components of the vital signs
    • Cite normal and abnormal pulse rates
    • Define Tachycardia, Bradycardia and Arrhythmia
    • Recognize factors that can influence heart rate and rhythm
    • Identify common locations for palpating the pulse
    • Describe the process for determining the pulse
    • Outline the chambers of the heart
    • Define systole and diastole
    • Explain systolic and diastolic pressure
    • Describe the procedure for obtaining the blood pressure
    • Define hypertension and hypotension
    • Recognize the blood pressure categories as define by the American Heart Association
    • List causes and risk factors for hypertension and hypotension
    • Recognize the ranges for normal body temperature by location
    • Describe the procedure for obtaining body temperature, orally, in the ear and over the forehead
    • Summarize the accuracy of the body temperature obtained at different locations
    • Define fever, hyperthermia and hypothermia
    • List causes and risk factors for fever, hyperthermia and hypothermia
    • Define respiration rate
    • Cite the normal range of respiration rate at different ages
    • Define tachypnea and bradypnea
    • List causes and risk factors for tachypnea and bradypnea

    Richard Saporito, DC

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