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Using the Vital Signs Examination and Evaluation Study Guide
This module will walk the student or clinician through the fundamentals of assessing vital signs. This module is broken down into sections for ease of use and will follow a sequence that reflects how vital signs are assessed in a health care environment. The guide was not designed to replace a comprehensive physical examination course or textbook. Additionally, because this module was designed to be completed in tandem with “hands-on” or experiential learning laboratory (i.e., clinical practice), the learner should complete the linked laboratory performance tool as he/she completes the module (i.e., click the "PDF” icon to access the attached tool). The individual sections of the module are described below.
Section Description
Introduction Introduces the topic to be covered
Review Provides the learner with a review of foundational concepts (foundational knowledge will not be tested and is not required to successfully complete this module)
Tests to be performed Describes, in simple terms, which test(s) or measure(s) will be performed
Expected findings Describes the expected/normal findings for a given test or measure
Equipment Describes the required equipment for a given test or measure
Testing procedures Specifically describes testing procedures
Special instructions Provides additional instructions and information if needed
Clinical notes and interpretation Provides clinical considerations and interpretations beyond normal or abnormal interpretation of findings
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Section: Overview
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