I am trained in EVERYTHING. Basically l know how to listen to heart rhythms, breath sounds, BP, Pulse Oximeter, temp, manual pulse, etc.
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I can do all this, but I'm not sure when to do this, or when I'm over reacting on something.
I only do vitals if there's an emergency or something is going on. But if the child has chest pains or anything like that I do hear their chest. I don't use my pulse oximeter much, because it seems to act up sometimes and I can get a better reading doing respiration counts myself.
Here's an example:
I had a student who came to me because she felt dizzy. I checked her vitals, basically heart rhythm, respiration, BP, pulse oximeter, manual pulse. Was sent home. She was fine in that, and later I learned this girl was lying just to get out of class, but I did my protocol.
I had a student who came with chest pains, has a history of heart issues. Heart rate was good, heart rhythm sounded good, respiration, BP and oximeter said he was fine. Mother just asked him to rest for a while and he felt better after a rest.
I just a student come in because a nasal congestion and cough, checked temp, normal. (98.3). Informed mother, went home.
Abdominal is something I was taught but I'm not good at, so I just go by asking where does their stomach hurt. (Below belly button (if female poss. cramps) or around belly button, possibly needs to go to the restroom. Above belly button, possibly hungry or ate something that doesn't work for them, get a drink of water. Nothing works, I inform parents anyways to ask them to see what they would they want to do with them.