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How to Count Respiration Rate?

The purpose of counting respirations is to gather baseline data and to monitor abnormal respirations and breathing patterns. Materials Wrist watch or fob watch with second hand Pen or pencil Vital signs sheet Implementation Explain the procedure to the patient. Position the patient’s arm across his or her chest and keep your fingers on his/her […]

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How to Take Radial Pulse Rate?

The purpose is to determine if there is pulse deficit that is related to poor ventricular contractions and heart rhythm abnormalities. Materials Wrist watch or fob watch with a second hand Pen Vital signs record Implementation Explain the procedure to the patient. Have the patient lie down and instruct to rest the arm beside the […]

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10 Complications of IV Therapy

1.Extravasation-unintentional leakage of intravenously infused potentially damaging medications into the extravascular tissue around the site of infusion. Manifestations: Early signs and symptoms of an extravasation include: Pain, swelling, erythema, and/or blistering. These signs may, however, initially be absent if the drug slowly leaks into the local tissue after completion of an apparently well-controlled drug administration. […]

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