Vital Sign Assessment




Assessing an injured or sick patient is the foundation of back-country medicine. This module discusses assessing the status and vital signs of patients in the wilderness.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Outline the appropriate initial methods to take vital signs in the back country
  • Describe normal breathing patterns and rates
  • Describe normal blood pressure
  • Describe normal pulses and pulse rates
  • Describe the assessment of skin color
  • Outline how to estimate blood pressure
  • Explain how to evaluate the loss of consciousness
  • Explain how to estimate body temperature

After purchase, you may access your online course modules on the Your Online Modules page.

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