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Taking vital signs the traditional way – all by hand – is still done when the need calls for it. However, the advent of the vital signs monitor has helped to make taking vitals much easier. The machines are faster, and they tend to be highly accurate, as well.
How vital signs monitors work
Vital signs are an essential form of patient care. They are measurements of the most basic functions of the human body. The vital signs usually taken by healthcare professionals include the pulse, respiration rate, blood pressure, and the body temperature. They can help to detect medical problems, and they can monitor medical problems that manifest. It is possible for people to measure vital signs not only in medical settings or in an emergency, but at home.
About vital signs monitors
The healthcare professionals at your clinic need to make sure they take patient vital signs once they are checked into the facility. This is true whether the patient is getting ready for an exam by the doctor, a procedure, or they are a patient in the hospital. The vital signs will provide the doctors, nurses, and aides with the information they need to get a quick indicator of a patient’s current health in regard to elements such as their temperature and their heartrate.
Vital Signs Monitor Manufacturers
Some of the companies making these machines today include Cardioline, Radiometer, Spacelabs Healthcare, GE Healthcare, and Mindray.