What infection control measures should the healthcare provider implement? Use correct handwashing techniques before and after your assessment. What method should be used to measure temperature for this adult client? Temperature is best taken using the tympanic or axillary route; because the client is nauseated, the oral route could stimulate the gag reflex. What pulse and blood pressure readings should be taken for this adult client?
Vital signs are measurements of the body's most basic functions. The four main vital signs routinely monitored by medical professionals and health care providers include the following:. Blood pressure Blood pressure is not considered a vital sign, but is often measured along with the vital signs. Vital signs are useful in detecting or monitoring medical problems.
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Ward patients have been found to have abnormal vital signs in the hours prior to ICU admission and preceding cardio-pulmonary arrest. This study aimed to assess nursing staffs' knowledge of vital signs, and whether they increase the frequency of observations in response to abnormal values. The study was performed over a hour period on the medical wards of a London hospital. Observations charts of patients were audited; sets of observations were documented. Accepted normal values for this study were; temperature