Saving Lives at the Bedside: Collecting Vital Signs



Arthur Bairagee, RN, MSN

Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Lakeland Regional Health System

St. Joseph, MI



Vital signs are a key component of patient care and treatment. This critical data should be the most reliable data in a patient's chart. However, research indicates that vital signs are not consistently assessed, recorded, or interpreted. This webinar will focus on the use of electronic collection and documentation of vital signs, and the use of algorithms to identify patients at risk for clinical deterioration. This webinar also discuss the importance of critical thinking and the electronic validation of the healthcare professional's intuition to fully utilize our available resources to provide the possible outcomes for our patients. 


Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. 1. Discuss the necessity of collecting accurate vital signs

  2. 2. Discuss the use of EHR integrated device and patient deterioration warning at the bedside.

  3. 3. Discuss the limitations of technology for vital sign monitoring

Supported by an educational grant 

Philips Healthcare

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists 

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour. Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care. This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477
and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032