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Unformatted text preview: Learning Guide Module 9 – Vital Signs Chapter 24 1. What are vital signs? Temperature: 2. What is body temperature? 3. How does the thermoregulatory system assist in regulation of a person’s temperature? 4. What is the primary source of heat production in the body? 5. What is the primary site of heat loss? What are the four mechanisms of heat loss? 6. What factors increase or decrease an individual’s body temperature? 7. What are the normal ranges for body temperature in various body sites? 8. What is the difference in fever and hypothermia? 9. What devices are utilized to measure temperature? What are advantages and disadvantages of each? What is best for infants and children? What is best for a mouth breather? 10. What sites are used for measuring body temperature, advantages and disadvantages, and related methods for each site? Who cannot have a temperature taken rectally? Which sites can be used to methods for each site?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course RNSG 1105 taught by Professor Cooper during the Spring '11 term at Austin Community College.
- Spring '11