Stroke Training and Awareness Resources (STARs)


Physiological monitoring is the measurement of parameters allowing for early detection of any abnormalities and potential deleterious changes so that complications can be prevented or minimized for the patient.
Hospital equipment with a doctor and nurse in the background
You will have learned:

  • The important physiological parameters that you can monitor
  • Alternative methods of monitoring each parameter
  • Including the common pitfalls which need to be avoided
  • Acceptable ranges of values for each parameter and the most important common causes of deviation from normal values
  • Possible effects on patient outcomes of uncorrected abnormal parameters
  • Appropriate responses and actions you should make to abnormal readings
  • The benefits that your prompt interventions have on patient outcomes
  • To adapt your monitoring of different physiological parameters as the patient’s condition changes

You have now covered the following physiological parameters during this module:

  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate / pulse
  • Blood glucose
  • Oxygen saturation and respiratory rate
  • Temperature
  • Conscious level

You have reached the end of this conclusion. What do you want to do next?

Page last reviewed: 23 Apr 2020