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Topic: Client health status 

Health Education

 Standard 14.  Understands processes involved in monitoring client health status
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Observes client during administered care and procedures (e.g., routine physical exams, minor surgeries)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Observes client during administered care
     2.Observes client during administered procedures
     3.Observes client during routine physical exams
     4.Observes client during minor surgeries
   Benchmark 2.Knows ways to assess patient condition throughout procedures (e.g., monitors, verbal and nonverbal signs)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows that patients can be monitored to assess their condition throughout procedures
     2.Knows that a patient’s condition throughout procedures can be assessed through verbal and nonverbal signs
   Benchmark 3.Knows procedures for measuring and reporting client vital signs or other indicators of health status (e.g., blood pressure, heart rate, breath sounds)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows procedures for measuring client vital signs
     2.Knows procedures for reporting client vital signs
     3.Knows procedures for measuring indicators of health status
     4.Knows procedures for reporting indicators of health status
     5.Knows procedures for measuring and reporting blood pressure
     6.Knows procedures for measuring and reporting heart rate
     7.Knows procedures for measuring and reporting breathing
   Benchmark 4.Knows that different facilities have different protocols for how a client’s health status should be recorded
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Know there is a protocol to follow when recording a client’s health status
     2.Know that different facilities have different protocol for recording a client’s health status
   Benchmark 5.Knows steps involved in determining the need for follow-up or alternative care (e.g., evaluating exams and test results)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows steps involved in determining the need for follow-up
     2.Knows steps involved in determining the need for alternative care
     3.Knows that evaluating exams and test results can help determine the need for follow-up or alternative care