Measure Vital Signs

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The essence of nursing care is the measurement of vital signs. One of the very first skills that are taught in nursing school is how to accurately measure and record; temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure. These are some of the first identifying signs to indicate a probable illness with our clients.
This data should be the most accurate date in our patient's chart, however, this data is inaccurate. Often times, nurses become busy with the other client's tasks and forget to take and record this information. The lapses in the can interfere with patient interventions, thus possibly causing harm to our clients. Monitoring and recording a patient's vital signs can alert the nurse that there may be clinical deterioration with the
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