vital sign

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Noun1.vital sign - sign of lifevital sign - sign of life; usually an indicator of a person's general physical condition; "he was still alive but his vital signs were weak"
blood heat, body temperature - temperature of the body; normally 98.6 F or 37 C in humans; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
blood pressure - the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels; results from the systole of the left ventricle of the heart; sometimes measured for a quick evaluation of a person's health; "adult blood pressure is considered normal at 120/80 where the first number is the systolic pressure and the second is the diastolic pressure"
sign - (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease; "there were no signs of asphyxiation"
heart rate, pulse rate, pulse - the rate at which the heart beats; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
rate of respiration, respiratory rate - the rate at which a person inhales and exhales; usually measured to obtain a quick evaluation of a person's health
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Summary: MR vital sign monitors measure primary vital signs such as body temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate.
While NIRS long has been used to monitor oxygenation in conditions in which blood flow is altered, such as bleeding in the brain, how NIRS values relate to other vital sign measures in NICU babies was unknown.
Various specialties have added a fifth sign to suit their needs and focus: an electrocardiogram in cardiology, a cardiotocogram in obstetrics, urinalysis in nephrology, and pain in internal medicine.2 Diabetology uses the glucometer to provide an assessment of glycaemia, which can be termed as the fifth vital sign in diabetes care.
Consistent vital sign monitoring is critically important for early detection of clinical deterioration in hospital settings [1].
After carving his identity as vocalist of the Vital Sign by launching four successful albums, Junaid Jamshed touched new heights of fame as a solo singer.
Thus, evidence for best practice regarding the timing of vital sign monitoring during blood product administration is lacking.
Volunteers who had an abnormal physical examination or vital sign findings were excluded from the study.
The second financial vital sign is your capacity to pay monthly obligations as a percentage of gross monthly income.
Purpose/Hypothesis: To determine how frequently physical therapists (PTs) monitor patient vital signs, and to investigate how vital sign responses altered interventions and patient outcomes in the acute care setting.
The Question being asked by the authors was: Does the use of a computerized "instability index score" decrease the number and duration of periods of patient instability when compared with conventional vital sign monitoring?
Currently, most Rapid Response Teams in the United States are triggered by one parameter at a time, and that parameter often represents a significant change in a particular vital sign. For example, a significant change in blood pressure might trigger a call to the Rapid Response Team, or a significant change in skin color might trigger a call.