vital signs

  1. A

    FTO instructed me to “make up” vital signs

    Hey everybody, I’m new to the EMS field and just had my first shift yesterday. I’m working on a 911 BLS rig in one of the busiest areas of the nation. As the intro suggests, yesterday on shift I was surprised when my FTO and attendant both told me on several occasions to “make up” vitals for...
  2. FirstResponder

    Transfer of Care Concerns?

    Whether you respond to a nursing home for an emergency or you're giving your report in the emergency room at the hospital, you're interacting with nurses & staff. Do you feel like these conversations are not as effective as they can be? Do you and your partner have to pry information out of a...
  3. EpiEMS

    On Every Patient, Get A [Insert Here] Measurement?

    To what degree are you required to take X number of "vital signs" (these being [insert your requirement here]) for each patient? My agency's standards requires a minimum of 2 sets of vitals for each PCR, which must include HR, BP, and RR, unless it's an RMA, for which we are only required to get...