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Vital Signs Basics

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A brief overview of vital signs and is to be used in conjunction with your organisation's policies and procedures. This article does not encompass reasons why or when to conduct a vital sign assessment - rather, it serves to be used as a summary of each vital sign.

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This article provides a brief overview of vital signs and is to be used in conjunction with your organisation's policies and procedures. This article does not encompass reasons why or when to conduct a vital sign assessment - rather, it serves to be used as a summary of each vital sign. All ranges listed are for an adult and this overview does not discuss paediatrics.

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Kevin Porter
14 Jul 2020
A very good and through representation of vital sign survey.
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Beneteta kittur
22 Nov 2020
Concise and clear information
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Jenn Wyatt
15 Jul 2020
a good reflective exercise for something we do multiple times per shift
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Heidi Welsh
20 Jul 2021
Great and accurate info.
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Craig Kingdom
08 Feb 2020
This course was informative to the basic vitals that will be needed to be able to provide the care needed for the residents of the aged care facility I am about to start employment with.
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Bronwyn West
19 Mar 2021
Excellent recap of information
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Brooke Marshall
30 Sep 2021
Good refresher.
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Sharleen Mills
22 Aug 2021
I enjoyed the presentation and it solidified my existing learnings and increased my confidence in performing the observations and recognising any changes.
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MISS ROBERTS
14 Jul 2020
This is an important assessment to acquired if done correctly and covering all the ABCD method and the correct use of modern technology.
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Caroline Ansell
21 Nov 2020
Great
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