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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

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