Measure and Record Pulse

Measure and Record Pulse

Categories Testing Tips Adsense Products Book & DVD Combo $64.99 $59.99 Complete Kit: Books, DVD and supplies $159.00 $129.00 CNA Textbook $42.00 Student Practice Kit $59.99 CNA Skills Made Easy DVD $29.99 Measure and Record Pulse Care Plan:  Patient will be lying in bed for skill.  Take the patient’s radial pulse, measured at the wrist, for one full minute and record your readings.  Handwashing   Respirations   FAQ’s Click on each question to view answer… Do I have to count for one full minute? Yes, for the exam the pulse must be measured for one full minute. Although in many clinical settings healthcare workers may be permitted to count for 15 seconds and multiply by four, or 30 seconds and multiply by two, this is not permitted on the exam. When evaluating the pulse, the CNA is not just counting the number of pulses felt underneath the fingers.  It is just as important for the CNA to also evaluate the quality of the pulse. Counting for less than one minute may reduce the accuracy of the pulse reading and does not allow the CNA sufficient time to evaluate the quality of the pulse. Where were the patient be during this skill? Currently, the state of Florida requires that the patient for this skill be positioned in a bed. This keeps the testing uniform among all testing centers. However, CNAs should be aware of how to perform the skill on a patient in a variety of positions. Do I have to record the pulse on the documentation sheet? All pulse readings must be documented on the documentation sheet provided by...
Measure and Record Respirations

Measure and Record Respirations

Categories Testing Tips Adsense Products Book & DVD Combo $64.99 $59.99 Complete Kit: Books, DVD and supplies $159.00 $129.00 CNA Textbook $42.00 Student Practice Kit $59.99 CNA Skills Made Easy DVD $29.99 Measure and Record Respirations Care Plan:  Patient will be lying in bed for skill.  Count the patient’s respirations for one full minute and record your readings.  Testing Tip: Respirations and Alcohol Pads.  Click here to learn more!   Pulse Ambulating   FAQ’s Do I have to count for one full minute? Yes, for the exam the respirations must be counted for one full minute. Although in many clinical settings healthcare workers may be permitted to count for 15 seconds and multiply by four, or 30 seconds and multiply by two, this is not permitted on the exam. Do I have to record the respirations on the documentation sheet? All respiration readings must be documented on the documentation sheet provided by the evaluator.  The student should document the results after performing their closing and washing their hands. Why do I have to wash my hands before documenting the reading? Anything that goes home with you at the end of the day (like your keys, pens, cell phone or lunch box) can be contaminated by your unclean hands.  Those items can then spread pathogens (disease causing organisms) into your home.  You should make it a habit to only touch these items with clean hands. Why can’t I tell the patient that I am counting their respirations? When a patient is aware that someone is counting their breathing, they will unconsciously alter their breathing patterns, making your reading inaccurate. To...