A nurse is helping at a health fair at a local mall. What should the nurse keep in mind when taking blood pressures on a variety of people?
A 4-month-old child is at the clinic for a well-baby checkup and immunizations. Which of these actions is most appropriate when the nurse is assessing an infant’s vital signs?
respiratory pattern may vary significantly.
The nurse will perform a palpated pressure before auscultating blood pressure. What is the reason for this?
When assessing the pulse of a 6-year-old boy, the nurse notices that his heart rate varies with his respiratory cycle, speeding up at the peak of inspiration and slowing to normal with expiration. What action should the nurse take next?
When auscultating the blood pressure of a 25-year-old patient, the nurse notices that the phase I Korotkoff sounds begin at 200 mm Hg. At 100 mm Hg, the Korotkoff sounds muffle. At 92 mm Hg, the Korotkoff sounds disappear. How should the nurse record this patient’s blood pressure?