Unit 4222-335 Undertake Physiological Measurements

1.1   We should always check equipment which we are going to use if it is safe and working properly, we should wear PPE every time we are undertaking any task, ensure that we are trained to do the task, we should keep the working place safe and clean. When we are about to take measurement from an person we need to make sure that the person know exactly what we are going to do and asking permission for the task we are about to do. Recording the task in the chart and keep it confidential to protect personal information during the course of our work.

2.1   To have an blood pressure maintenance we should maintain a healthy lifestyle, doing some exercises daily and eating healthier, preventing having high blood pressure known as hypertension, is 140/90 or more, who chances increase as you get older, overweight, having a relative with high blood pressure, non-eating healthy, which puts us at risk of a heart attack or stroke. The low blood pressure known as hypotension, is 100/60 or less, can drop from a post operation, not drinking enough, quick stand can make you dizzy. The normal limits of blood pressure is between 100/60 to 140/90. Systolic blood pressure is when an force of heart pumping causing strain and diastolic blood pressure is when your heart at rest ( relax ).

2.2   Body temperature is normally 37°C no matter what the temperature of the environment or the activity level of the individual.
The hypothalamus is the temperature-regulating centre of the brain. It contains receptors which are sensitive to the temperature of the blood flowing through the brain, and the skin as a sensitive receptors that also send information about the temperature of the skin to hypothalamus.
Pyrexia is a high body temperature 38ºc , fever, which is often a symptom of infection. If the body temperature rise up more then 38ºc is hyper-pyrexia,high fever, it may indicate a serious medical condition or lead to significant side effects of any extreme sun exposure or viral infection....