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The category of Assessment & Intervention includes information on standards of practice related to the various care situations in the medical-surgical setting. This information may be gained by conducting comprehensive, holistic assessment using evidence-based techniques and tools and/or identifying potential risks to patient safety, autonomy, and quality of care based on these assessments.
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Answer: The frequency for obtaining vital signs on Med-Surg units vary somewhat. Nursing reference textbooks generally do not suggest a frequency for this, but stress the need to obtain vital signs and to "follow organization policy"
POPTARTS Answer: We receive this question several times a year and, unfortunately, there is no evidence indicating a specific frequency for obtaining post-op vital signs on the Med-Surg unit...
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