Vital signs monitoring in hospitals at night.
Nurs Times. 2015 Sep 2-15;111(36-37):16-7
Authors: Griffiths P, Saucedo AR, Schmidt P, Smith G
Vital signs are important indicators of patients' clinical condition and inform required interventions. This article reports on a review of the literature on current practice, which showed that nurses' compliance with monitoring protocols is poor, particularly at night. This has important implications for patient safety and outcomes.
PMID: 26434188 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]