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Body systems and how they are monitored by care workers.

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Princess Briggs Mrs Amechi Introduction In this assessment I will be describing the routine measurement and explain how they are observer and used by care worker that monitor. I have chosen to explore the following body system. Routine measurement is a Prescribe detailed to be followed regularly, and also a standard procedure. Routine measurements and observations are both very important aspects of care worker. This is due to the amount of information that can be gained simply by monitoring and observing a service user. List of routine measurements that use in different body system these are: * Blood pressure * Puls rate * Breathing rate * Peak flow * Body temperature * Blood glucose levels The two body system used in routine measurement to observe and monitor are 1. Respiratory system (breathing rate and lungs) 2. Digestive system (blood glucose level and body temperature) Respiratory system The respiratory system is control by nerve impulses from the respiratory centre in the brain. ...read more.


The control of blood sugar level in our body follows negative feedback loop. This control centre here in the pancreases where receptors monitor the concentration of glucose in the bloodstream and hormones control the correct balance. The body respond after a meal (i.e. high blood sugar level) and when hungry (i.e. low blood sugar level). Blood glucose level (sugar) - This is usually done for service users who have diabetes. It monitors how effective the pancreas is at producing and using the hormone insulin. The blood sugar level is the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood, express as (mmo1/1). Observation -To check the blood sugar level: care worker should put a small amount of blood on a test strip; place the strip into the glucose meter. After about 30 second it will display the blood glucose level. It is important that when care worker are measuring/observing the service user it must look at the service user for! ...read more.


Most piece of equipment have instruction booklet and these should be used only for that specific piece of equipment. Clinical thermometers must be sterilized in an antiseptic solution before use. Nurses must ensure that the instruments are properly washed and in good condition in order to secure the life and safety of their client or patient also to avoid sickness: AIDs, HIVs. For example doctors want to do one patient operation Hand washing is one of the most important and easy ways to minimise the possibility of cross-infection. Conclusion I have understood the routine measurement and how they are observed in my two body systems that have chosen clearly. I know that as a care worker you should make sure when measuring service user, care worker ?? ?? ?? ?? Btec health and social care Unit: 5 anatomy and physiology for health and social care Pass 3: to describe the routine measurement and observation used to monitor two body system Princess BriggsMrs; Amechi 1 ...read more.

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