# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Home Health Aide Task 30139137

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Measure and record vital signs as prescribed in the care plan.

Definition

Measuring and recording should include
  • ways to measure temperature
  • ways to measure pulse
  • ways to measure respiration
  • ways to measure blood pressure
  • ways to measure pain
  • prompt reporting of abnormal findings to the proper person
  • procedure for recording measurements according to agency documentation guidelines (e.g., graphing).

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the normal ranges for each of the measurement in the above list?
  • What are the different ways to obtain a client's temperature measurement?
  • How can a home health aide determine which method to use to obtain a client's temperature?
  • When should a home health aide report abnormal findings?
  • What could be the consequences of not reporting abnormal findings?

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