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Abstracts for APEM session, Wednesday 16 September 13.45–15.15, Read Lecture Theatre
Optimising vital signs recording in a paediatric emergency department: does IT play a role?
  1. F. Pasha,
  2. E. Jones,
  3. M. Naravi
  1. Leeds General Infirmary

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    Background

    Measuring vital signs is generally regarded as a mundane task. Previous studies have shown initial and repeat vital sign recording in the emergency department to be poor. There is evidence that staff fail to recognise the significance of changes in vital signs and this can result in a late referral of patients to critical care.

    Aims

    To …

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