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Top Tips: Skin #VitalSigns

1. Look at the patient’s face, neck, upper chest and hands to see central and peripheral circulation 2. Not sure if the patient’s skin color is off … look at the patient, look at your partner, look at your patient 3. Anticipate skin color,┬átemperature, and moisture based on the patient’s chief complaint What are your […]

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Top Tips: Blood Pressure #VitalSigns

1. Bare the patient’s arm, including the upper arm that will be wrapped by the cuff 2. Support the weight of the patient’s arm with your hand underneath their elbow 3. Use the same hand to hold the diaphragm of the stethoscope on the arm 4. Actually hold the stethoscope over the brachial artery rather […]