Vital Signs

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Vital signs include temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate[1][2][3], and the Press Ganey score.[4] Pain is not a f**king vital sign.[5][6] Oxygen saturation isn't a vital sign, though it probably should be.[7]

Other Reading

- Blood Pressure

- Hypertension

- Nonvital Signs

- Respiratory Rate

- Shock

- The Third International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock


  1. Nurse Suspended for Consistently Charting Respiratory Rate of 16 (Gomerblog)
  2. Pain Level 0/10 Correlates with GCS 3 and Respiratory Rate 0 (Gomerblog)
  3. Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up After Single Dose of Narcan (Gomerblog)
  4. Brand New Vital Sign Added to Monitors and Electronic Medical Records (Gomerblog)
  5. Pain Detector Gives Actual Pain Score (Gomerblog)
  6. 20 Out of 10 Medical Providers Annoyed by Patients’ Misuse of Pain Scales (Gomerblog)
  7. Rectal Tone of Anesthesiologists Varies with Patients’ Oxygen Saturation (Gomerblog)

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