fifth vital sign

fifth vital sign

Internal medicine A popular term for a “new” vital sign in a basic workup, identification and location of pain; the other, true, vital signs are temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiratory rate
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In diabetes, determination of plasma glucose can be taken as the fifth vital sign.
This has led some to suggest that pain assessment should be considered the fifth vital sign.
We're caught in the middle" between the Joint Commission's fifth vital sign and overprescribing, a primary care doctor said.
We're caught in the middle" between the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's fifth vital sign and overprescribing, a primary care doctor said.
The beginning of the crisis can be traced back to a 1999 Joint Commission on Health Care initiative that proclaimed "Pain as the fifth Vital Sign.
5] Pain as the fifth vital sign was initially promoted by the American Pain Society to elevate awareness of pain treatment among healthcare professionals.
Developing healthcare systems to support exercise: exercise as the fifth vital sign.
Then, just to make sure no major areas have been missed check the fifth vital sign of pain, ask what they like the least about the system and what they like the most?
Pain should be considered the fifth vital sign in newborn infants, and attempts should be made to measure it before and after procedures, Dr.
The clinical practice guideline recommends that tobacco use be treated like other chronic medical conditions and be considered a fifth vital sign.
How they do this is up to the individual facilities, but they may want to look at pain as the fifth vital sign," says McBeth.