Introduction aim definition of terms continuous monitoring companion documents evidence table references introduction regular measurement and documentation of physiological observations ie clinical observations are essential requirements for patient assessment and the recognition of clinical deterioration. Nursing observations of the young patient margaret a coffin home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library create lists bibliographies and reviews or search worldcat find items in libraries near you . Smith s et al 2008 nursing observations on ward patients results of a five year audit this is an extended version of the article published in nursing times 104 30 28 29 recording vital signs is an important part of the care of patients on hospital wards but problems have been identified with the way these signs are recorded. Evidence based information on nice guidelines for nursing observations from hundreds of trustworthy sources for health and social care. Instead it is a lack of basic nursing observation and patient assessment being undertaken on the ward the dramatic shift in nurse patient ratios as the patient steps down from level 3 care to hdu and then to the wards is the most striking difference between critical care and ward environments
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