homework vitals - Homework Chapter 24 Vital Signs True\/False 1 The nurse should know that a systolic blood pressure reading greater than 100 mmHg is

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Homework Chapter 24 Vital Signs True/False 1. The nurse should know that a systolic blood pressure reading greater than 100 mmHg is abnormal in a toddler. - TRUE, toddlers BP should be around 89/46 (pg 581) 2. The core body temperature is maintained within a fairly constant range by the thermoregulatory center in the hypothalamus. - TRUE, (pg 581) 3. The axillary site is considered to be one of the most accurate routes for assessing temperature. - FALSE, it’s the lowest temp site. 4. Tachycardia occurs in an adult when the pulse rate is 100 to 180 beats/minute. -TRUE (page 589) 5. Phase Il Korotkoff sounds are characterized by distinct, abrupt, and muffling sounds with a soft, blowing quality. -FALSE (phase II is characterized by muffled or swishing sounds)(what is said above is actually phase IV) Fill-in-the-Blank 1. Shivering, a response that increases the production of heat, is initiated by the HYPOTHALMUS and results in muscle tremors, resulting in the production of heat. 2. The mechanics of heat transfer, known as CONDUCTION refers to the transfer of heat to another object during direct contact. 3. The pulse is regulated by the AUTONOMIC nervous system through the sinoatrial (SA) node, the pacemaker of the heart. 4. A difference between the apical and radial pulse rates, called the pulse DEFICIT , indicates that all of the heartbeats are not reaching the peripheral arteries or are too weak to be palpated. 5. A diagnosis of hypertension is made when the systolic pressure is 140 mmHg or higher or the diastolic pressure is 90 mmHg or higher.
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  • Fall '15
  • Rothwell
  • Vitals, pulse, pulse deficit, radial pulse rates

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