What VS data are RELEVANT?
You are the nurse working in the ED when the ambulance arrives with the following patient. This is the report you receive from the ambulance personnel:
John Gates is a 59-year-old male with a history of type II diabetes and HTN who was at work when he had sudden onset of right-sided weakness, right facial droop, and difficulty speaking. These symptoms continue to persist. It has been one hour from the onset of his neurologic symptoms.
1.What data from the report are RELEVANT? Of the relevant data, indicate why each piece is clinically significant .
You begin your assessment by collecting a set of vital signs: