Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.
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.