Vital Signs: A Critical Review

Vital Signs: A Critical Review

Course Expiration Date: August 31, 2019

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $50.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:  This course reviews how to properly take vital sign measurements in the clinical setting.  Although this is a basic nursing function, many nurses and other healthcare practitioners do  not take vital signs in the properly.  Are you following all the correct steps?  Are your readings as accurate as they can be?  Take this course and brush up on your vital sign techniques and see if you learn a new skill or 2 to take back to your practice.

Instructor: Jennifer Walker RN MSN

Target Audience: Licensed nurses and any other interested healthcare professional

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe how to properly perform vital assessment of temperature, pulse, respirations, pulse oximetry, and blood pressure.
  • Discuss factors that affect each vital sign assessment.
  • Discuss normal and abnormal values for vital signs.
  • Describe how to properly perform weight and height assessment.

Length of Course: 101 minutes

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, attendees will receive 1.7 contact hours.

AHEC:This program is approved for 0.17 CEUs (1.7 clock hours) by Upstate AHEC and meets the SC AHEC Best Practice Standards

Disclosure Statement:

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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