Measuring Vital Signs in Elderly People

This article (continuing education course) is on Medscape.com which requires a free registration. You don’t have to be a health practitioner to read and learn.

Measuring Vital Signs in Elderly People CME/CE
Author: Mark E. Williams, MD Release Date: October 17, 2005

  • Measuring Vital Signs in Elderly People
  • Introduction
  • Body Temperature and Fever
  • Pulse
  • Blood Pressure
  • Respiration
  • Recommended Reading and Links

Goal The goal of this activity is to educate the health professional on identifying vital signs in elderly patients during a physical examination.

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify fever patterns and the possible causes and implications.
  2. Recognize key pulse features and possible causes of abnormalities.
  3. Accurately measure blood pressure and identify abnormalities and their potential causes.
  4. Describe patterns of respiration and their potential implications.
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1 Response to “Measuring Vital Signs in Elderly People”


  1. 1 jrowe 2011 January 23 at 10:10 am

    Vital sign in the old old need to be written about


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