2021, Medcom, 25 min.
This program demonstrates the techniques used to measure vital signs that will help the nursing assistant maintain and promote resident health. After watching this program viewers should be able to:• Measure temperature• Measure pulse rate• Measure respiration rate• Measure blood pressure• Make a pain assessment
2017, Medcom, 20 min.
This first of two programs on measuring vital signs, demonstrates and describes the techniques used to accurately measure temperature, pulse and respiration in a patient. Measurement of temperature is demonstrated using a variety of thermometers emphasizing the use of electronic, aural (tympanic), and temporal thermometers. Techniques and sites used for measuring the pulse are shown, and assessment of the rate, depth, rhythm and quality of respiration is demonstrated.