Book Title: Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan – 2nd Canadian Edition

Authors: Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Wendy Garcia, Oona St-Amant, and Andy Tan

Book Description: 2nd Canadian edition H5P contributors: Kymberley Bontinen, Barbara Metcalf, Lee-Anne Stephen, Michelle Hughes, Margaret Verkuyl.

The purpose of this textbook is to help learners develop best practices in vital sign measurement. Using a multi-media and interactive approach, it will provide opportunities to read about, observe, practice, and test vital sign measurement.

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Book Description

The purpose of this textbook is to help learners develop best practices in vital sign measurement. Using a multi-media and interactive approach, it will provide opportunities to read about, observe, practice, and test vital sign measurement. Boxes with helpful tips are provided throughout the chapters:

  • Technique Tips provide helpful information about measurement techniques, and
  • Points to Consider highlight key points to consider about vital sign measurements and findings.

Chapter Summary and Printable Flashcards highlighting techniques for each vital sign measurement are provided at the end of each chapter. These printable flashcards are all located together in the textbook’s conclusion chapter.

Learners can review the full textbook or advance to sections that they have identified as areas to work on. The textbook has a self-directed format and provides an interactive and engaging way for learners to develop competence in the measurement of vital signs while integrating knowledge about anatomy and physiology.

Learners will develop knowledge about various vital signs including temperaturepulserespirationblood pressure, and oxygen saturation. Measurement of vital signs is a foundational, psychomotor skill for healthcare providers and students in post-secondary health-related programs. These measurements provide information about a person’s overall state of health and more specifically about their cardiovascular and respiratory status. These measurements can also reveal changes in a client’s vital signs over time and changes in their overall state of health. Proficiency in vital sign measurement is essential to client safety, care, and management. Measurements can influence clinical decision-making related to therapeutic interventions.

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This book is a cloned version of Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan - 1st Canadian edition by Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Wendy Garcia, Oona St-Amant, and Andy Tan, published using Pressbooks under a CC BY (Attribution) license. It may differ from the original.

Authors

Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Wendy Garcia, Oona St-Amant, and Andy Tan

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Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan - 2nd Canadian Edition by Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Wendy Garcia, Oona St-Amant, and Andy Tan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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Medicine & Nursing

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Title
Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan – 2nd Canadian Edition
Authors
Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Wendy Garcia, Oona St-Amant, and Andy Tan
Contributors
Kymberley Bontinen, Barbara Metcalf, Lee-Anne Stephen, Michelle Hughes, and Margaret Verkuyl
License

Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan - 2nd Canadian Edition by Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Wendy Garcia, Oona St-Amant, and Andy Tan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

© 2021 Ryerson University

The CC licence permits you to retain, reuse, copy, redistribute, and revise this book—in whole or in part—for free providing the authors are attributed as follows:

Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan – 2nd Canadian Edition by Jennifer L. Lapum, Margaret Verkuyl, Oona St-Amant, Wendy Garcia, Andy Tan is used under a CC BY 4.0 Licence.
This book includes content adapted from the following open textbooks:

More specific attribution information is provided at the end of each chapter section that includes adapted content.

The 2nd Canadian Edition of this textbook includes over 120 original H5P activities embedded throughout the text. These activities can be attributed as follows:

  • “Title of H5P activity” by Kymberley Bontinen, Barbara Metcalf, Lee-Anne Stephen, Michelle Hughes, and Margaret Verkuyl is under a CC BY 4.0 Licence.

The 1st Canadian Edition can be accessed here: Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan – 1st Canadian Edition

If you redistribute all or part of this book, it is recommended the following statement be added to the copyright page so readers can access the original book at no cost:

Download for free from the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.

Sample APA-style citation:

This textbook can be referenced. In APA citation style (7th edition), it would appear as follows:

Lapum, J. L., Verkuyl, M., St-Amant, O., Garcia, W., & Tan, A. (2021). Vital sign measurement across the lifespan (2nd ed.). BCcampus. https://opentextbc.ca/vitalsignmeasurement/

Cover image attribution:

The cover artwork is by Hilary Tang under a CC BY 4.0 Licence.

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-77420-087-2

Print ISBN: 978-1-77420-086-5

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Primary Subject
Medicine & Nursing
Publisher
BCcampus
Publication Date
January 22, 2021
Ebook ISBN
978-1-77420-087-2
Print ISBN
978-1-77420-086-5