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Unformatted text preview: EMS SKILL EMS SKILL PATIENT ASSESSMENT / VITAL SIGNS ORTHOSTATIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES The examinee will demonstrate proficiency in obtaining accurate orthostatic vital signs. SKILLS PREREQUISITE The examinee must be proficient in taking a blood pressure and pulse with the patient lying supine, sitting and standing. CONDITION The examinee will be requested to obtain accurate orthostatic vital signs on a 34 year old female who is complaining of abdominal pain and vomiting for 2 days. Initial blood pressure and pulse are normal. Capillary refill is 3 seconds. The patient is pale and lying on the couch with head propped up on 2 pillows. Necessary equipment will be adjacent to the patient. EQUIPMENT Live model, large/medium sphygmomanometer, stethoscope/dual teaching stethoscope, timing device, gloves. PERFORMANCE CRITERIA y 100% accuracy required on all items designated by a diamond ( ) for skills testing and must manage successfully all items indicated by double asterisks (**). y Documentation, identified by the symbol (), must be practiced, but is not a required test item....
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- Fall '08