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I am just going to do your blood pressure if that’s OK? Thanks very much. Oh that’s a nasty cough you’ve got there isn’t it? This’ll just feel a bit tight on your arm . . if I can just have your wrist . . that’s fine. Thanks very much, I am just doing your pulse. Oh it’s all right. Right, I am just going to do your temperature now. Just turn your head that way a bit now, my love, thanks very much . . just keep still if you can. Mrs Bennet: Oh, it’s tight, this. Nurse: Oh, it’ll be alright love.

Mrs Bennet: Good morning, nurse. Nurse: My name’s Dawn. I’m going to be looking after you today. Mrs Bennet: All right. Nurse: I need to do your observations if that’s ok? Mrs Bennet: Yes, that’s fine. Nurse: Do you remember having them done in accident and emergency? Mrs Bennet: Not really, no. Nurse: OK, then. Well, what we need to do is measure your temperature, your pulse, the amount and the rate that you’re breathing and your blood pressure. Mrs Bennet: Right. OK. Nurse: You don’t remember them in A&E?

Lecturer/Programme Leader, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Alison Brown is Programme Leader of the post-registration Specialist Practice nursing courses. She also teaches moving and handling and cancer nursing on the pre-registration nursing courses and is the lead for moving and handling teaching across the Faculty of Health and Social Care, liaising with our partners in practice. Her particular areas of interest are rehabilitation, self-care and cancer nursing.

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