# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Practical Nursing II Task 186363640

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate assessment procedures as outlined in the Board of Nursing Regulations in a laboratory and/or clinical setting.

Definition

Demonstration should include
  • use of appropriate medical equipment and supplies
  • assessment of all vital signs
  • taking the client’s height, weight, and circumferences
  • assistance with physician's examination.

See also “Curriculum: B.2” (Virginia Administrative Code): http://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title18/agency90/chapter20/section120/

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the significance of vital signs?
  • What are the normal ranges of the following vital signs for various age groups: temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure?
  • What steps should be taken to assess a client's temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure?
  • What steps should be taken to measure height, weight, and circumferences?
  • What steps should be taken to assist a physician with a physical examination, including pre- and post-care of client and room, positioning and draping the client, and managing specimens?

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