BLS Vital Signs

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Overview

As part of First Responder and EMT-B training, trainees must learn how to take vital signs--pulse, respiration, skin color/temperature/condition, pupils, and blood pressure. BLS Vital Signs enables trainees to practice on a variety of patients in a variety of scenarios--mimicking what they'll see in practice. Also, the value of computer-based training has been an increased ability to allow trainees to practice skills at their own pace, at the time and location of their choice and with appropriate feedback and remediation. Anyone training to become a First Responder or EMT-B.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131748774
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 4/23/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 244
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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PULSE
Normal
Bradycardia 50/44/36 (with regular and irregular)
Tachycardia 102/116/128/140/152 (with regular and irregular)
SVT (very rapid) 182
Regular
Regularly irregular
Irregularly irregular

RESPIRATIONS
Normal
Bradypnea
Tachypnea
Agonal
Shallow
Kussmaul's
Cheyne Stokes
Accessory muscle use

BLOOD PRESSURE
Normal
Hypotension
Hypertension
Narrow pulse pressure
Wide pulse pressure
Diastolic fade (but continues to zero)

PUPILS
Equal/react
Equal/non-react
Unequal
Blown pupil
Constricted
Pinpoint
Dilated

PULSE OXIMETRY
Varied readings

LUNG SOUNDS
Normal
Absent unilateral
Diminished unilateral
Diminished bilateral
Wheezes (expiratory)
Wheezes (inspiratory/expiratory)
Crackles (fine) (rales)
Chackles (coarse) (rhonchi)
Stridor
Bronchial
Bronchovesicular
Vesicular

TRENDING/CLINICAL SITUATIONS
Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis after epinephrine auto injector
Head injury with ICP
CHF
Compensated shock
Decompensated shock
Anxiety then calming
Asthma
Asthma after albuterol
Chest pain
Chest pain post NTG administration
Chest pain post NTG administration with hypotension
Adequate breathing
Inadequate breathing

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