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Interpreting Vital Signs for EMS Personnel – 2 CE

Activity Overview

This course is designed to help EMS professionals understand the importance of assessing and interpreting vital signs correctly in order to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss why it is essential for EMS personnel to collect a proper set of vital signs.
  2. Discuss the various measurements included in a full set of vital signs.
  3. Discuss the methods used to collect vital signs.
  4. Discuss normal ranges for various vital signs.
  5. Discuss the meanings behind various abnormal vital sign readings.
  6. Discuss the interplay between various vital signs.
  7. Describe how an understanding of vital signs and their interrelationship can guide the plan of care for EMS providers.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



2.0 Contact Hours

Target Audience

Emergency Medical Technician

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Emergency Medical Services
Provider No. 50-20641
CE Broker No. 20-803854


John Villa, MD, FACEP, FAAFP



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

PLEASE NOTE.  AchieveCE does hold national accreditation from the Academy of General Dentistry. AchieveCE also is an approved provider of nursing CE from both the California Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Nursing. For all other professions, this activity is only approved for Florida credit.

CE Broker Reporting

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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