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Nursing Health Assessment Mnemonics & Tips

Health History Assessment: “SAMPLE” In general, do not obtain a detailed history until life-threatening injuries have been identified and therapy has been initiated. The secondary survey is essentially a head-to-toe assessment of progress, vital signs, etc. More nursing mnemonics at: http://nurseslabs.com/nursing-health-assessment-mnemonics-tips/

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Adult Vital Signs badge card This card features the four major vital signs (respiratory rate, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature) as well as pulse oximetry and other important "5th" vital signs. For each vital sign there is a normal range listed as well as some of the major associated terms and definitions.

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Charts and Figures: Vital Signs

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Respiratory assessment - auscultation points

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How to Check Vital Signs --- Vital signs include the temperature, respiratory rate, pulse, and blood pressure. It is essential to understand the process in order to document the patient's status correctly.

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