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PIEDMONT COMMUNITY SERVICES Form 128 Rev. 1/6/2004 VITAL SIGN FLOW SHEET Height DATE Attending Physician Pulse Initial Temperature First Blood Pressure Last Name B/P T P WT H Signature / Comments Birthdate Client No..
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Hey everyone it's sarah gesture nurse RN calm and in this video i'm going to be going over how to check vital signs what we're going to be doing is checking the six vital signs which are pain oxygen saturation temperature heart rate respirations and blood pressure and before you start what you want to do is you want to perform hand hygiene and you want to provide privacy to the patient and tell them once you're going to be doing because you're going to have to touch them in order to do this so let's get started the very first thing we want to do is we want to ask them if they are in pain so whenever you do that you're going to have them rated on a scale of zero to ten with zero being no pain at all in ten being the worst pain they've ever had and if they do have pain ask them the quality what does it feel like and where it is at so hi Ben my name is Sarah and I am your nurse and I'm going to be getting your vital signs and I perform hand hygiene and very first thing I want to do is I want to ask you what your pain rating is are you having any pain right on the scale of zero to ten yes pain in my shoulder and it's a three okay and what does it feel like it's just a sharp pain when I raise more okay so you're having a pain of three and it's in your left arm and it's sharp okay now I'm going to get your temperature there are several ways you can take a temperature every facility has a different system set up so use what they have but you can take it orally you can take it axillary you can take it tympanic see in the ear or you can take it temporally or rectally rectally is the preferred route usually on your pediatric patients but in adult patients normally we do it orally some things to keep in mind though axillary and temporally the readings are going to run about one degree lower than oral and for tympanic and rectal temperatures it's going to usually run about one degree higher than your oral reading so we are going to check this orally and what we're going to do turn your thermometer on make sure you're using the proper and sleeves if you have any sleeves for it clean it everything like that follow your Hospital protocols and how the patient lifts up their tongue and the probe underneath the tongue and have them close the mouth with the tongue over the probe and hold it there until it beeps a normal temperature is about 97 degrees Fahrenheit to 99 degrees Fahrenheit okay and take the thermometer Al and Rita and his temperature is 98 point two and then clean it properly per hospital protocol now I'm going to take his oxygen saturation every system has different ways of how they measure it and different devices this is a little portable device and what you do is you put this on the nail bed of the finger has some red lights in there and those red lights read through the nail bed the oxygen saturation a normal oxygen saturation Oh 2sat as you may hear in the hospital setting is ninety five percent to a hundred percent so let's see what his is put...