Nursing, Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

Vital Signs

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1: When checking the vital signs, the HHA must check the temperature, blood pressure, pulse count (heart rate), the rate of respirations, and pain indicators.


2: Vital signs must be monitored and documented accurately.


3: Orders may have you check vital signs from every hour to every 8 hours, depending on the client's condition.


4: Knowing when to notify the supervisor is of utmost importance when caring for a client at home.