The vital signs – heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, respiration rate, and pain – communicate important information about the physiological status of the human body. In this six-part course we explore the anatomy and physiology underlying the vital signs so that you will develop a systematic, integrated understanding of how the body functions. Relevant body systems are reviewed including cardiovascular and respiratory, followed by explanations of how the function of these systems affects vital signs. We discuss normal ranges, normal variants, and the mechanisms that underlie changes in the objective measurement of vital signs. The course also includes demonstrations of appropriate techniques for measuring vital signs in yourself and others.
Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body Is Telling UsUniversity of Pennsylvania
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- Dolor Assessment
- Metabolic Pathways
- Vital Signs
- Pain Management
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Week 1: Pulse/Heart Rate
Week 2: Blood Pressure
Week 3: Metabolism
Week 4: Temperature
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TOP REVIEWS FROM VITAL SIGNS: UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE BODY IS TELLING US
I really enjoyed to the professor and the idea of learning the material with her students. It made me feel as if I was in the classroom learning with them. She broke down the material in a great way.
Dr. Scanga's approach on consistently relating the organ structure to its function makes it easier to remember. Her examples are easy to relate to which makes me appreciate the subject content more.
A complex topic has been presented in a simple way, while at the same time leaving open the door to explore more details. Wonderfully presented by Dr Scanga and good participation of the students
It was fun to do. But I got a little confused in a few weeks.. But I will sure remember this course and I am sure I will learn something related to these topics in future.. I love vital signs!
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