November 15, 2022
Vital Signs: How Often is Too Often?
Monitoring vital signs in the hospital is an essential aspect of providing basic patient care, but how often and what other technological systems (electronic medical record for documentation and staff phones for notification) should be integrated, is a question of patient safety.
November 14, 2022
Low Nurse Staffing Levels Can Lead To Missed Vital Signs and Hospital Mortality
Vital signs monitoring is an important component in assessing a patient's progress during their hospitalization. However, when nurse staffing levels are low, vital signs monitoring may be missed potentially leading to poor patient outcomes, transfers to higher levels of care, and even death.