Vital signs monitor
Medication reminders

Vital signs monitored throughout the day are:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Respirations
  • Temperature
  • Pulse/heart rate
  • There are many different types of vital sign monitors (blood pressure and heart rate machines included).

There are also monitors that anesthesiologists use in the administering of anesthesia.

Another piece of equipment you might see by a patient's bedside is a monitor that's used to check the levels of oxygen in the patient's blood.

Medication Reminders

A massive part of caring for a patient at home is ensuring you are on top of your patient's medications. You need to know what time they need to take them and how many of each.

You might find it easy to make a note of everything by physically writing it down. That way you can use it as an organized checklist and can avoid the potential hazards of forgetting a dose.

FAQ - Medication Reminders and Vital Signs Monitored

They do!
Their lungs are smaller and they have a lot less oxygen to take in.

A child with a fever or who may be feeling anxious will also breathe faster than normal.

To take a pulse, you must:

  • Use the index and middle finger to press firmly against the wrist or neck until you feel the pulse.
  • Begin counting when your clock's second hand is on the 12 or you start the countdown on your phone.
  • Count your pulse for 60 seconds (or 15 if you find it easier, then multiply that count by four.)

The four primary vital signs are:

  • Blood pressure
  • Pulse/heart rate
  • Breathing/respiratory rate
  • Body temperature
  • Sometimes the vital signs can include other measurements.

Normal vital signs for the average sedentary adult are:

  • Blood pressure: 90/60 mm/Hg to 120/88 mm/Hg
  • Pulse/heart rate: 60-100 beats/minute
  • Breathing: 12-18 breaths/minute
  • Temperature: 97.8-99.1 F (36.5-37.3 C)/avg. 98.6 F (37 C)