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How to Measure Vital Signs

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How to Measure Vital Signs

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VBTP110

This video teaches home care professionals and primary caregivers the skills and techniques necessary to take and record vital signs accurately.

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Course Information:
  • Streaming Video
  • Temperature, Pulse, Respiration, Blood Pressure and Pain
  • How to Measure and Record Vital Signs Correctly
  • Pain Assessment and the Use of Pain Scales
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How to Measure Vital Signs Info:

Credit Hours: 1

Course Type: DVD/Streaming Video

Course Description: Vital signs, which include temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure and pain, provide valuable information about an individual's health.

Course Objectives

This program teaches care providers the skills and techniques necessary to take and record vital signs accurately. Accuracy is very important in reporting vital signs. The doctor or nurse rely upon this information to evaluate and make decisions about a person’s condition. Upon completion of this training, participants will understand: the definitions of temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure; how to measure vital signs correctly; normal adult vital sign readings; how to record and report the findings; pain assessment and the use of pain scales; the importance of measuring weight.

Course Outcomes

  • Vital Signs
  • Introduction to vital signs
  • Definition of care plan
  • Use of a flow sheet
  • Definition of body temperature
  • Type of thermometers
  • Methods for taking a temperature reading: Oral, Axillary, Rectal
  • Recording and reporting temperature readings
  • Definition of pulse
  • Methods for taking a pulse: Radial, Apical
  • How to use a stethoscope
  • Recording and reporting pulse readings
  • Definition of respiration
  • How to count respiration
  • Recording and reporting respiration findings
  • Definition of blood pressure
  • Systolic and diastolic
  • Sphygmomanometer
  • Skills needed to take a blood pressure reading
  • Appropriate millimeters of air to inflate in the cuff


Instructor: Marion Karpinski, R.N.

Marion Karpinski, R.N. brings 40 years of nursing experience, much of which took place in hospital or skilled home care settings. By working with area agencies on aging, hospices, home health agencies, hospitals, faith-based organizations, community colleges and other organizations, we have been able to reach greater numbers of providers. We have had a significant impact on the training of both family and paraprofessional care providers.

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How to Measure Vital Signs

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