Vital Signs

After successful completion of this study day, the candidates will have the knowledge and skills to perform accurate vital sign measures under the initial supervision of a competent practitioner

This study day will be suitable for all health care staff, both qualified and unqualified who are required to perform blood pressure, temperature, pulse and respirations readings on patients.

Aims and Objectives

â–  The candidate will be able to understand and interpret vital signs readings

â–  Candidates will be able to recognise normal and abnormal readings and potential reasons

â–  Candidates will be able to correctly perform the measurements and record them as appropriate


Associated anatomy & physiology Consent
What are normal and abnormal measurements What could these mean?
Correct procedure for obtaining measurements Infection control
Practical practice for candidates The importance of vital sign measurements