Standards for Frequency of Measurement and Documentation of Vital Signs and Physical Assessments
- Pulsus Alternans A Case Study. Weber, Mark // Critical Care Nurse;Jun2003, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p51
Presents a case study on pulsus alternans, a cardiovascular phenomenon characterized by alternating strong and weak pulse pressures during a sinus rhythm. Medical history of the patient; Pathophysiology of pulsus alternans; Clinical features of pulsus alternans.
- Mean arterial blood pressure and the assessment of acutely ill patients. Ferns, Terry; Harris, Graham; McMahon, Teresa; Wright, Kerry // Nursing Standard;11/24/2010, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p40
This article discusses the role of vital sign data collection in the acute setting when assessing patients at risk of or actually clinically deteriorating. Specifically, the article focuses on explaining the important concepts of mean arterial blood pressure and pulse pressure as indicators of...
- Raised intracranial pressure: nursing observations and interventions. Saudoni, Marco Tulio // Nursing Standard;7/1/2009, Vol. 23 Issue 43, p35
Head injury is a common occurrence that often leads to raised intracranial pressure (ICP). While the best care for patients with head injury might be in specialist neuroscience units, limited places mean that nurses working outside these units might also encounter patients with raised ICP. This...
- VITAL SIGNS MONITORING ON BASE OF E-DOCUMENTATION IN PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT IN PEDIATRIC INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. // CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing;2012, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p13
An abstract of the article "Vital Signs Monitoring on Base of E-Documentation in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit," by Danilo Mencingar and Biljana PrinÄiÄ is presented.
- Assessing Pain in the Critically Ill Adult. // Critical Care Nurse;Feb2014, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p81
No abstract available.
- An assessment tool for acutely ill medical patients. Gleeson, Margaret; Kellett, John; Cowan, Mairead; Casey, Marie // British Journal of Nursing;5/14/2009, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p546
This article reports the implementation and impact of a standardized systematic evidence-based predictive score for the initial assessment of acutely ill medical patients. The Simple Clinical Score (SCS) was introduced in the A&E department and the medical floor of the authors' hospital between...
- INTENSIVE CARE NURSING OF PATIENTS UNDERGOING TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE IMPLANTATION. Türen, Sevda // CONNECT: The World of Critical Care Nursing;2014, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p72
No abstract available.
- Vital signs...This practice profile is based on NS555 Steen C (2010) Prevention of deterioration in acutely ill patients in hospital. Nursing Standard. 24, 49, 49-57. // Nursing Standard;12/15/2010, Vol. 25 Issue 15-17, p59
I work in a brain injury rehabilitation unit and, as with most inpatient areas, a patient's condition can deteriorate at any time. After reading this article, I was able to revise my knowledge of important physiological observations.
- Evaluation of a Configural Vital Signs Display for Intensive Care Unit Nurses. Drews, Frank A.; Doig, Alexa // Human Factors;May2014, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p569
Research is presented on vital signs display technology in intensive care units (ICUs) which found that the speed and accuracy of ICU nurses' interpretation of patient data is improved with a configural or graphical display of vital signs and physiological changes. Discussion topics include...