The purpose of this course is to provide the learner with the steps to effectively and accurately obtain, record, and report the vital signs of temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, pulse oximetry, and pain. Normal ranges for the various vital signs are outlined according to age.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.
Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1933624
This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 2.00 contact hours.
Vital Signs-What vital means SWIPES Understanding meaning and indication from vital signs Normal ranges for vital signs Taking and recording oral, axillary, tympanic, and rectal temperatures Radial and apical pulses Respirations Blood pressure Pulse oximetry Understanding and measuring pain as an indicator of wellbeing
Laura L. Morgan, MSN, RN, CCRP, NEA-BC, currently serves as the Clinical Education Specialist at Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, New Mexico. She plans, develops, implements, and evaluates educational programs for clinicians, using the most current research and clinical data, while fostering the implementation of evidence-based practice. Ms Morgan is an endorsed member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates, member of Sigma Theta Tau international honors Society of nursing, an instructor for Basic Life Support, Advance Cardiovascular Life support and a Board Certified Nurse Executive-Advanced from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Disclosure: Laura L. Morgan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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