Hospital and Telephone Triage

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Introduction - Observations of vital signs

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You are about to see a series of triage scenarios where nurse assesses a patient in A&E triage. Every patient has a full set of vital signs, full set of observations. These, blood pressure, pulse, temperature, saturations, respiration rate, they provide a baseline for other observations and subsequent vital signs and observations to be measured against. You will also see that the triage nurse is aware of the A-E assessment, this is often done subconsciously; airway, breathing, circulation, neurological disability and E is for exposure. Really anything you can see. Also, when performing these observations, it is good to feel the quality of a patient's pulse to check that it is regular and the character of that pulse too.