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Relevance of the expression "obs stable" in nursing observations: retrospective study

BMJ : British Medical Journal

Dec 20, 2011

Gregory ScottPandora Male

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To ascertain whether use of the term "obs stable" with respect to the nursing observations is so liberal as to render it meaningless. Retrospective study. Three teaching hospitals in London, United Kingdom. We searched progress notes for the current admission of 46 inpatients for entrie...read more

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Tachypnea
Vital Signs
Hypotension Adverse Event
Transcription, Medical
Systolic Blood Pressure Measurement
Inpatient
Physicians, Junior
Observation in Research
Breath
Circadian Rhythms
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Relevance of the expression "obs stable" in nursing observations: retrospective study

BMJ : British Medical Journal

Dec 20, 2011

Gregory ScottPandora Male

PMID: 22187323

DOI: 10.1136/bmj.d7504

Abstract

To ascertain whether use of the term "obs stable" with respect to the nursing observations is so liberal as to render it meaningless. Retrospective study. Three teaching hospitals in London, United Kingdom. We searched progress notes for the current admission of 46 inpatients for entrie...read more

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Tachypnea
Vital Signs
Hypotension Adverse Event
Transcription, Medical
Systolic Blood Pressure Measurement
21
22

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