LOW NORMAL RANGE HIGH
Oral TEMPERATURE
C 35.5-37.5C
Oral TEMPERATURE
F 95.5-99.5F
PULSE
60-80
RESPIRATION

BLOOD PRESSURE

2. DEFINE THE FOLLOWING TERMS:
a. Afebrile-
b. Bradycardia- The pulse rate continuously slow 100 BPM
n. Tachypnea-

3. How do you calculate temperature from Centigrade (C) to Fahrenheit (F) & from F to C?

4. To begin to use the Centigrade scale, write the equivalents in Fahrenheit of the following:

40.0oC =
37.0oC =
35.0oC =

5. The patient presents with an irregular rhythm and a 1+ pulse force at the radial site. What should the nurse do to calculate the pulse rate?

6. Describe the pulse scale of 0 – 3+:

3+

2+

1+

0

7. Where on the below picture should the nurse place the stethoscope to auscultate an apical pulse?
(state the anatomical position of the apical pulse)

8. A 24-year-old athlete presents with a pulse rate of 48 BPM. What does the nurse think?

9. The nurse is measuring the body temperature of a client at 4PM in the clinic. The nurse considers the normal diurnal cycle of temperature and expects the patient’s temperature to be elevated. What would she expect at 8 AM?

10. State the preferred method of measuring temperature in the following age groups:

School-age child
Patient receiving oxygen by nasal cannula
Critically ill infant

11. The nurse needs to measure the core temperature of a patient. Which of the following methods would provide the least accurate and least reliable result?

Oral
Rectal-
Axillary-
Tympanic-

12. The nurse considers taking oral temperatures. Which of the following patients would not be suitable candidates for oral temperature measurements? If the patient is not a suitable candidate, which method would you choose and why?

Well Infant-
Elderly-
Diabetic-
Patient that presents with dyspnea-

13. What should the nurse do if the patient just drank a hot or iced liquid or smoked prior to an oral temperature?

Liquids:

Smoking:

14. The level of Blood pressure is determined by what five (5) factors?

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.