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
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!
It explained topics that I thought were too hard to even comprehend in a way that was simple to understand. It was really interesting, interactive and had everything I was looking for.
Yes, it is very useful to me and I will suggest to my friends to take this course. My sincere Thanks to Connie B. Scanga, PhD, she taken the all lecture clearly and her lecture was easy to understand.
Great course! Taught me a lot about how the body works as a system. The material can get complicated, but it's presented in a comprehensible and accessible way.
Super useful and interesting!
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