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vi·tal signs (VS),

determination of temperature, pulse rate, rate of breathing, and level of blood pressure.
Synonym(s): vitals (2)

vital signs

pl.n.
Body temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure as measured to assess health or dysfunction.

Vital Signs

A phrase referring to a UK Department of Health approach to planning and managing some of the UK’s most critical health issues, by creating a framework which allows increased autonomy to better meet national and local priorities.

Vital Signs
• National requirements—those things that a local NHS “must do”—e.g., meet targets such as waiting times for cancer treatment and number of MRSA infections per unit of population;
• National priorities delivered locally—those things a local NHS “needs to do”—e.g., implement initiatives to address childhood obesity rates and avoidable deaths from heart disease and stroke—to be agreed and approved by the local Strategic Health Authority;
• Local actions—those things a local NHS “chooses to do”—e.g., local targets for mental health services, diabetes, and so on; the DH does not involve itself in the performance of local activities.

vital signs

Vitals Clinical medicine Any objective parameter used to assess basic life functions–eg, bp, pulse, respiratory rate, and temperature

vi·tal signs

(vī'tăl sīnz)
Objective measurements of temperature, pulse, respirations, and blood pressure as a means of assessing general health and cardiorespiratory function.

vital signs

Indications that a person is still alive. Vital signs include breathing, sounds of the heart beat, a pulse that can be felt, a reduction in the size of the pupils in response to bright light, movement in response to a painful stimulus and signs of electrical activity in the brain on the electroencephalogram.

Vital signs

Basic indicators of body function, usually meaning heartbeats per minute, breaths per minute, blood pressure, body temperature, and weight.
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vi·tal signs

(VS) (vīt-ăl sīnz)
Clinical determination of temperature, pulse rate, rate of breathing, and level of blood pressure.
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Then, they looked for correlations between information extracted from NIRS, such as tissue oxygenation which is specific tissue oxygen saturation, StO2, and the balance between oxygen supply and consumption - fractional tissue oxygen extraction, FTOE - and various vital signs.
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These parameters were electrocardiography, automated sphygmomanometry, and pulse oximetry, from which the vital signs of heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR), blood pressure (BP), and peripheral arterial O2 saturation (SpO2) were derived.
"Nurses are taking vital signs anyway, and the color-banded patient chart gives a visual cue as to when to calculate a MEWS score, helping prompt a faster call to the outreach team," says Pat Anderton, senior staff nurse of the ICU outreach team.
The basic advantage of the rapid response team is that it compensates for missed signs of slow patient deterioration, inability of a nurse to reach a physician to report changing vital signs in a timely manner and calls forth expertise heretofore unavailable to help assess the cause of deterioration and develop a plan to correct the problem.
Baltimore's Vital Signs shows that, among other things, the median number of days it takes for a home to sell has fallen in Baltimore City by about 50 percent in the past four years, indicating that the demand to live in the area has increased.
Some of his albums that released during time of 'Pop Music', includes 'Vital Signs 1', 'Vital Signs 2', 'Aitebaar', 'Hum Tum', 'Tumhara Aur Mera Naam', 'Us Raah Per', 'The Best of Junaid Jamshed' and 'Dil Ki Baat'.
The melody of the song is eerily similar to one of Vital Signs' popular song, Goray Rung Ka Zamana.