Section 1: Introduction A. Course Contributor B. About This Course C. Learning Objectives Section 2: Vital Sign Overview A. Meet Sarah B. Vital Sign Fundamentals C. Ranges D. Environmental Factors E. Gathering Facts F. Meet Anna G. Section Summary Section 3: Blood Pressure and Pulse A. What Do They Measure? B. Equipment C. Blood Pressure Technique D. Blood Pressure Results E. Taking a Pulse F. Age-Related Changes G. Influencing Factors H. Hypotension I. Hypertension J. Secondary Hypertension K. Bradycardia and Tachycardia L. Meet Karen M. Section Summary Section 4: Respirations and Oxygenation A. Evaluating Respirations B. Evaluating Oxygenation C. Age-Related Changes D. Abnormal Breathing Patterns E. Meet Carl F. Section Summary Section 5: Temperature A. Evaluating Temperature B. Routes of Measurement: Oral C. Routes of Measurement: Axillary D. Routes of Measurement: Rectal E. Routes of Measurement: Tympanic F. Age-Related Changes G. Hypothermia H. Hyperthermia I. Meet Suzanne J. Section Summary Section 6: Pain A. Evaluating Pain B. Assessment Tools C. Verbal and Nonverbal Cues D. Objective Changes E. Meet Randal Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. References
Amy Lewis, APRN, B.C., the writer for this course, has 14 years of nursing experience. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree from Belmont University. After working as a Registered Nurse for five years in outpatient as well as inpatient settings, she completed her Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Belmont University. Ms. Lewis has experience with diverse populations in a variety of clinical settings. She has worked for the public health department as well as several private urgent care walk-in clinics. In addition, Ms. Lewis has worked for Belmont University as an adjunct instructor in the School of Nursing. Ms. Lewis brings a wealth of clinical practice and knowledge to the nursing profession and currently works as a primary care provider in a fast-paced urgent care clinic. Disclosure: Amy Lewis APRN, BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.