Obtain Pediatric Vital Signs

Vital signs are always obtained during a routine well-child examination, and are also important for assessing symptoms, detecting anomalies, or for monitoring pediatric patients who are undergoing treatment. This module provides a detailed introduction to the process of obtaining pediatric vital signs, covering body temperatures, pulse rates, respiratory rates, and blood pressures. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three different scenarios that test your ability to prepare for and assess pediatric vital signs; each covers temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure. Practice the steps of the procedure as often as you want until you are confident. This module is based on the entry-level competencies for which the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) test the Medical Assistant.

You’ll learn

  • key medical terminology
  • the normal values for pediatric vital signs, including average body temperatures (aural, temporal, rectal and axillary), pulse rates (apical and brachial), respiratory rates, and blood pressures
  • to visualize the relevant anatomy used to assess pediatric vital signs – heart and lungs - with our 3D anatomy model
  • how to prepare for taking a child’s vital signs
  • to practice and perfect your skills in obtaining and recording accurate temperatures and appropriate pulse rates, volume, and rhythm
  • how to obtain and record pediatric blood pressure and respiration rate accurately

Materials Included:

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  • Barb Westrick
    Program Director, MedCerts LLC
    I can confidently say that our students in allied health programs are successfully using SIMTICS. This cloud-based resource is an excellent way to practice clinical skills with eLearning.