March 19, 2018
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Measuring the Four Vital Signs

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Last updated, February 2018 Vital signs are measured to determine whether the basic functions of the bodywork. There are four main vital signs that are routinely measured by medical professionals. These are: respiratory rate, body temperature, pulse rate and blood pressure. A healthcare professional would measure these four vital signs to check a patient’s physical functioning. When measuring the signs, …

How Does a Stethoscope Work?

how does a stethoscope work

A stethoscope is one of the most familiar instruments used in modern medical care. The instrument makes it possible for a doctor to clearly listen to sounds inside the human body. This is important when diagnosing diseases. As familiar as a stethoscope is, some people still wonder how it works. A stethoscope comprises of different parts which make it simple …

What is a Stethoscope?

what is a stethoscope

If you’re not sure what a stethoscope is or what it is used for, don’t worry. Not everybody is enlightened about this topic. This article is about stethoscopes and how they work. History of the Stethoscope The stethoscope was invented in France by Rene Laennec so that he could listen to his female patient’s chests without placing his head on …

How to Properly Clean a Stethoscope

how to clean a stethoscope

Many medical practitioners do not know the importance of cleaning their stethoscope regularly. When you have a stethoscope, bacteria can build up on the diaphragm over time. The bacteria can lead to various ailments when it comes into contact with a patient’s skin. It is necessary for every doctor to know how to clean a stethoscope for their safety and …

Parts of a Stethoscope

parts of a stethoscope

All medical professionals use a stethoscope every day. A stethoscope is the most essential tool in a doctor’s kit. As a healthcare provider, you will use a stethoscope so often until you feel like it is a part of you. However, you should know how it functions. It is likely that you have never thought about the parts of a …

Respiratory Assessment (PIPPA)

respiratory assessment

Respiratory assessment of the human body is the most integral part of all head to toe physical check-ups. It also comes in handy when identifying chronic or acute lung disease. Any proper respiratory exam requires both skill and practice. Below are some guidelines on the steps you should follow when performing respiratory assessment and how you can identify any potential …

How to Use a Stethoscope to Listen to Lung Sounds

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Most medical practitioners often ask themselves where they are supposed to listen to lung sounds. Listening to lung sounds has been found to be quite a challenge by most physicians. For example, if the patient is obese, the sounds are normally not clear. In most medical schools, students are taught different techniques of listening to lung sounds based on the …

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