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Vital Signs
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Vital Signs Temperature Body maintains steady temperature  through a feedback mechanism regulated  in the hypothalamus Influenced by: Diurnal cycle Menstrual cycle Exercise Age
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Vital Signs Temperature – Routes Oral  Axillary Rectal Tympanic membrane
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Vital Signs Temperature Normal oral  is 98.6 (37 C), range 96.4- 99.1 (35.8 – 37.3) Normal rectal temp is one degree higher Normal axillary temp is one degree lower
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Vital Signs Pulse Rate  - normal range is 60-100 Bradycardia – rate < 60 Tachycardia – rate > 100 Rhythm – regular/irregular Force – strength of stroke volume 3+ - full bounding 2+ - normal 1+ - weak 0 - absent
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Vital Signs Respirations Relaxed, regular and silent Count 30 seconds or full minute if irregular Assess rate – normal adult 10-20, rapid in  children Assess rhythm – regular/irregular Assess depth – shallow
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