Introduction to Nursing
Visionary Nursing Leadership
Florence Nightingale (1820 1910)
(How to put the body in such a state to be free of disease or to recover fo
Freedom from disease-causing organisms
Techniques or practices used to reduce or
prevent the spread of microorganism
Objects referred to as clean (absence
Cardinal Vital Signs
Why take Vital Signs?
Provides data to determine a clients usual
state of health (baseline)
Measures clients response to physical and
Factors influencing individual
hygienic practices include:
Health & Energy
Examples of variances:
1. Time of day one bathes
2. How frequently one shamp
UNIT: VITAL SIGNS
Vital Signs Real Testing
Directions: Practice taking measurements of fellow students vital signs and record them.
Remember to apply the HIPPA rules and use only the students initials for the name
section. After you complete the vital sig
When is it sterile
Remember the principles of sterility
1. A sterile object remains sterile only when touched by another sterile object.
STERILE to STERILE.
2. Only sterile objects may be placed on the sterile field.
3. If the object is out of range of vi