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
My friend and I did this course during the quarantine and loved it! It was a great use of our time and provided such detailed information that we will remember till we get to medical school!
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.
Excellent course. Here I could learn a lot of information about the vital signs I did not know. Great explanations, and also a academic environment for making you feel like if you are there.
I have learned a lot of things from this course. This course disclosed innumerable mysteries of human body that I didn't know earlier. I really enjoyed this course. Thanks for this wonderful content.
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