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NATCEP #20 List the normal range for the 4 ways to take temperature, the ranges for pulse and respirations as well the additional information the CNA should observe and note when taking both pulse and respirations. Also list the ranges for normal blood pressure. What would be considered hypertension (high bp) and hypotension? Give the range and what the CNA would observe. Describe what, when, and to whom observations are reported. .
often irregular so it is important to keep a close eye on residents. While watching for respiration rates, the nurse aides should look for any labored breathing or wheezing noises that may signify a bigger problem. Any vital sign can be altered based on the activity the resident has performed so it is best to take signs when the patient is relaxed. If nurse aides are unsure if the blood pressure reading is accurate they should wait one minute then retake for a better measurement. Vital signs act as a red flag to any infections or