VITAL SIGNS

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VITAL SIGNS

Vital signs include: respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and level of consciousness.(RI) The specific vital signs monitored will depend on context and clinical needs of the victim and level of training of the rescuer.

(Ref: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare, 2010. National Consensus Statement: Essential Elements for Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration)