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Week Six Objectives Integrate relevant anatomy and physiology o Outline subjective questions and incorporate any developmental and cultural considerations into your assessment Verbally report and document vital signs in an accurate, concise way on a graphic sheet and IPR Temperature, Oxygen Saturation Identify normal ranges for temperature o 35.8 – 37.3 degrees celcius Identify factors that affect temperature and identify methods of taking a temperature and provide rationale for each o Oral Sublingual site (rich blood supply from CA) Range: 35.8-37.3°C Tell patient to close their mouth, wait tenty minutes if cold/hot drinks, gum – 5, smoke – 2 o Tympanic Infrared emissions of the tympanic membrane (eardrum) easy and pretty fast, it can be used on unconscious patients or patients that don’t want to cooperate. o Rectal Only when other routes are not practical increase in 3,5 degrees, there’s vegas nerve which can increase temperature, disruptive, time-consuming and patients dislike it o Axilla Infants and young children make sure thermometer is pointed upwards into armpit. Identify safe practices with respect to the use of mercury thermometers Assess and use the correct techniques for temperature Identify factors that contribute to common errors in the measurement of temperature .

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