How To CE: Measure & Assess Vital Signs


Pharmacy technicians can and should assist with blood pressure monitoring. This presentation takes the learner from the physiology of blood pressure measurement to a how-to session for proper technique in obtaining vital sign measurements and concludes with information to help pharmacy technicians understand normal vital sign readings.
How To CE:  Measuring & Assessing Vital Signs is accredited for 1 hour of Continuing Pharmacy Technician Education (CPE).
Generally, CPE credit awarded is equal to estimated time spent completing the activity. The How To CE:  Measuring & Assessing Vital Signs topic includes recorded lecture and completion of the quiz.

Accredited for: 1 Continuing Pharmacy Technician Education (CPE)  General Pharmacy CPE Identifier
CES # M-23-003-FS-04T

Fee: $4 Non-Member| $4 Retired Member | $4 Student Member | $2 other Member Levels | Club CE Free

Release Date: Nov 25, 2023       Expiration Date: Nov 25, 2025


  1. Describe proper technique to measurement of vital signs such as pulse, respiratory rate, and blood pressure.
  2. Identify normal and abnormal vital sign findings.
  3. Interpret abnormal vital sign measurements and their implications..

About the Presenter

Dr. Drew Prescott, PharmD is Assistant Dean for Student Affairs & Clinical Assistant Professor at UNMC College of Pharmacy — Omaha, NE

Instructions to complete continuing pharmacy technician education (CPE) topics

  1. Click on the PAY TO GET TEST CODE button to have access to the test as you complete the topic.
  2. Click on the WATCH button to view recorded lecture.
  3. Complete the quiz after viewing the recorded lecture.  Complete and submit the quiz by using the link received by email after paying for the topic.
  4. Complete the quiz with a score of 75%. You are allowed 3 opportunities to reach this minimum score.
  5. Completion Certificate will be emailed to you after successful completion of the topic.  NABP CPE Monitor is NOT updated with this CPE.  Use your Completion Certificate to write in CPE when renewing Certification with PTCB, ExCPT or state-specific certifying entity.  Please allow 2 weeks for the Completion Certificate to arrive in your email.
  6.  Important:  Review CPE CREDIT INFORMATION.  Determine that your State Board of Pharmacy accepts CES-accredited CPE.

About Continuing Education Credits

Continuing Education Credits provided by Continuing Education Services (CES) a part of American Association of Pharmacy Technicians (AAPT).

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
CES requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. CES is committed to providing high quality CPE activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.
Presenters have nothing to disclose.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. Any procedures or other courses for patient care discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by participants without review, recommendation, and approval of authorities.