• Temperature, Pulse & Respiration (TPR) - Measurement


  • The ability to effectively measure TPR.


  • 1. Identifies Indication (2.5,9.5)

  • 2. Performs hand hygiene (7.1,9.5)

  • 3. Gathers equipment (7.1,7.3)
    - thermometer (oral), tissues, alcowipes
    - thermometer ( electronic or tympanic membrane)
    - sheath or probe covers
    - watch with a second hand
    - disposable gloves

  • 4. Prepares the thermometer (7.1,9.5)

  • 5. Demonstates therapeutic interaction with the patient, e.g. gives patient
    a clear explanation of procedure (2.1,2.3,9.1,9.2)
    assesses patient (5.1,5.2)

  • 6. Takes the temperature ( 7.1,9.5)

  • 7. Measures pulse rate, rhythm and quality ( 7.1)

  • 8. Measures respiratory rate, depth, rhythm and quality (7.1)

  • 15. Cleans, replaces and disposes of equipment appropriately (9.5,10.1)

  • 16. Documents relevant information (1.1,1.2,1.3,2.6,9.2,10.2)

  • 17. Demonstrates ability to link theory to practice (3.2,4.1,4..2)




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