Vital signs

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Vital signs (also known as vitals) are a group of the four to six most important medical signs that indicate the status of the body’s vital (life-sustaining) functions.wikipedia
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Blood pressure

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There are four primary vital signs: body temperature, blood pressure, pulse (heart rate), and breathing rate (respiratory rate), often notated as BT, BP, HR, and RR. Monitoring of vital parameters most commonly includes at least blood pressure and heart rate, and preferably also pulse oximetry and respiratory rate.
Blood pressure is one of the vital signs, along with respiratory rate, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and body temperature.

Early warning score

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Early warning scores have been proposed that combine the individual values of vital signs into a single score.
It is based on the vital signs (respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, temperature, blood pressure, pulse/heart rate, AVPU response).

Hypothermia

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Temperature depression (hypothermia) also needs to be evaluated.

Cardiac arrest

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This was done in recognition that deteriorating vital signs often precede cardiac arrest and/or admission to the intensive care unit.

Medical sign

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Vital signs (also known as vitals) are a group of the four to six most important medical signs that indicate the status of the body’s vital (life-sustaining) functions.

Respiratory rate

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There are four primary vital signs: body temperature, blood pressure, pulse (heart rate), and breathing rate (respiratory rate), often notated as BT, BP, HR, and RR. Monitoring of vital parameters most commonly includes at least blood pressure and heart rate, and preferably also pulse oximetry and respiratory rate.
It is measured regularly to facilitate identification of changes in physiology along with other vital signs.

Pain scale

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Pain assessments are often regarded as "the 5th Vital Sign".

Monitoring (medicine)

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Monitoring of vital parameters most commonly includes at least blood pressure and heart rate, and preferably also pulse oximetry and respiratory rate.
It can be performed by continuously measuring certain parameters by using a medical monitor (for example, by continuously measuring vital signs by a bedside monitor), and/or by repeatedly performing medical tests (such as blood glucose monitoring with a glucose meter in people with diabetes mellitus).

Azoi

These include Scanadu and Azoi.
Wello is an iPhone cover with built-in circuitry and sensors that is able to track a variety of vital signs such as blood pressure, heart rate, blood oxygen level, body temperature and ECG.

Biotelemetry

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Biotelemetry (or medical telemetry) involves the application of telemetry in biology, medicine, and other health care to remotely monitor various vital signs of ambulatory patients.

Vital

Vital (disambiguation)
Vital signs (also known as vitals) are a group of the four to six most important medical signs that indicate the status of the body’s vital (life-sustaining) functions.

Health

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The normal ranges for a person’s vital signs vary with age, weight, gender, and overall health.

Pulse

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There are four primary vital signs: body temperature, blood pressure, pulse (heart rate), and breathing rate (respiratory rate), often notated as BT, BP, HR, and RR.

Heart rate

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There are four primary vital signs: body temperature, blood pressure, pulse (heart rate), and breathing rate (respiratory rate), often notated as BT, BP, HR, and RR. Monitoring of vital parameters most commonly includes at least blood pressure and heart rate, and preferably also pulse oximetry and respiratory rate.

LOINC

Logical Observation Identifiers Names and CodesLogical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)
Vital signs are recorded using the LOINC internationally accepted standard coding system.

Intensive care unit

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This was done in recognition that deteriorating vital signs often precede cardiac arrest and/or admission to the intensive care unit.

Rapid response team (medicine)

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Used appropriately, a rapid response team can assess and treat a deteriorating patient and prevent adverse outcomes.

Thermometer

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The equipment needed is a thermometer, a sphygmomanometer, and a watch.

Sphygmomanometer

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The equipment needed is a thermometer, a sphygmomanometer, and a watch.

Watch

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The equipment needed is a thermometer, a sphygmomanometer, and a watch.

Stethoscope

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Although a pulse can be taken by hand, a stethoscope may be required for a patient with a very weak pulse.

Thermoregulation

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There are four primary vital signs: body temperature, blood pressure, pulse (heart rate), and breathing rate (respiratory rate), often notated as BT, BP, HR, and RR. Temperature recording gives an indication of core body temperature which is normally tightly controlled (thermoregulation) as it affects the rate of chemical reactions.

Human body temperature

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Temperature recording gives an indication of core body temperature which is normally tightly controlled (thermoregulation) as it affects the rate of chemical reactions.

Fever

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The main reason for checking body temperature is to solicit any signs of systemic infection or inflammation in the presence of a fever.