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What signs does a vital sign monitor read?

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  • ADebra Dibartolo, , answered

    What vital signs are read on a monitor vary from monitor to monitor and how the nurses have the machine programmed. Generally the monitor reads:

    • Blood pressure
    • Heart Rate, and Rhythm
    • Respiratory Rate
    • Oxygen Saturation

    Additionally they can be programmed to monitor (with addition supplies):

    • Temperature
    • Central Venous Pressure
    • Intracranial Pressure
    • End-Title Carbon Dioxide Monitoring
    • Pulmonary Wedge Pressure
    • Pressure in the Right Atrium
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