2 quick questions on vital sign taking patterns in your Pediatric EDs:
1) What method does your department use for the majority of triage temperature measurement ? Is it oral, rectal, both or other (if so please let me know what is used ie temporal, tympanic, axillary, etc)?
2) Does your department always obtain and chart blood pressures on ALL children as part of their initial triage vitals set ? Are there any institutions out there that leave BP off unless it is a specific acuity or requested by the physician ?
Thanks for the replies, and please include your affiliated institution.
Dominic Lucia M.D.
McLane Children's ED
Baylor Scott and White
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