A report on Vital signs

An anesthetic machine with integrated systems for monitoring of several vital parameters, including blood pressure and heart rate
An anesthetic machine with integrated systems for monitoring of several vital parameters, including blood pressure and heart rate
Oral glass thermometer
An individual taking their own radial pulse.
Manual sphygmomanometer and stethoscope used to take blood pressure in clinic.

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

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An anesthetic machine with integrated systems for monitoring of several vital parameters, including blood pressure and heart rate

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Overall

Signs including (enlarged liver and spleen), and symptoms (including headache, and vomiting) of acute HIV infection.

Signs and symptoms

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Illness, injury, or condition.

Illness, injury, or condition.

Signs including (enlarged liver and spleen), and symptoms (including headache, and vomiting) of acute HIV infection.
Painting of René Laennec in 1816 using an early method of auscultation on a man with tuberculosis.

Vital signs are the four signs that can give an immediate measurement of the body's overall functioning and health status.

NEWS2 chart

Early warning score

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Guide used by medical services to quickly determine the degree of illness of a patient.

Guide used by medical services to quickly determine the degree of illness of a patient.

NEWS2 chart

It is based on the vital signs (respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, temperature, blood pressure, pulse/heart rate, AVPU response).

A healthcare worker measuring blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer.

Blood pressure

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Pressure of circulating blood against the walls of blood vessels.

Pressure of circulating blood against the walls of blood vessels.

A healthcare worker measuring blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer.
A healthcare worker measuring blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer.
A digital sphygmomanometer used for measuring blood pressure
Overview of main complications of persistent high blood pressure
Cardiac systole and diastole
Blood flow velocity waveforms in the central retinal artery (red) and vein (blue), measured by laser Doppler imaging in the eye fundus of a healthy volunteer.
Schematic of pressures in the circulation
A schematic representation of the arterial pressure waveform over one cardiac cycle. The notch in the curve is associated with closing of the aortic valve.
Taking blood pressure with a sphygmomanometer

Blood pressure is one of the vital signs—together with respiratory rate, heart rate, oxygen saturation, and body temperature—that healthcare professionals use in evaluating a patient's health.

Display device of a medical monitor as used in anesthesia.

Monitoring (medicine)

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Observation of a disease, condition or one or several medical parameters over time.

Observation of a disease, condition or one or several medical parameters over time.

Display device of a medical monitor as used in anesthesia.
A patient of an intensive care unit in a German hospital in 2015, with a monitoring screen displaying a graphical electrocardiogram, the heart rate and blood pressure all in real time
An anesthetic machine with integrated systems for monitoring of several vital parameters, including blood pressure and heart rate.
Given Imaging Capsule endoscopy
The PASCAL Dynamic Contour Tonometer. A monitor for detection of increased intraocular pressure.

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).

A Chinese pain scale diagram, rating pain on a scale of 1 to 10

Pain scale

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A pain scale measures a patient's pain intensity or other features.

A pain scale measures a patient's pain intensity or other features.

A Chinese pain scale diagram, rating pain on a scale of 1 to 10

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

Respiratory rate

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Rate at which breathing occurs; it is set and controlled by the respiratory center of the brain.

Rate at which breathing occurs; it is set and controlled by the respiratory center of the brain.

It is measured regularly to facilitate identification of changes in physiology along with other vital signs.