# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 604177948

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Obtain vital signs.

Definition

Obtaining vital signs should include monitoring and recording
  • blood pressure (manually)
  • blood pressure (electronically)
  • pulse (manually)
  • pulse (electronically)
  • apical pulse
  • apical-radial deficit
  • respirations (manually)
  • respirations (electronically)
  • pulse oximetry.

Process/Skill Questions

  • When obtaining a blood pressure measurement, how do you know if the cuff is correctly sized?
  • What portion of the cardiac cycle is represented in the systolic blood pressure measurement? Diastolic blood pressure measurement?
  • What are three instances when you would need to immediately notify the patient’s assigned nurse?
  • During blood transfusion, what changes in vital signs indicate a possible transfusion reaction?

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