Media Code of Conduct
Patient Conditions Defined
- Good: Vital signs such as pulse, temperature and blood pressure are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious, comfortable and there are no complications.
- Fair: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and alert although may be uncomfortable or in pain and may have minor complications.
- Serious: Vital signs may be unstable or outside normal limits. The patient is acutely ill or injured and may have major complications.
- Critical: Vital signs are unstable or outside normal limits. There are major complications. (Most patients in an intensive care unit are considered critical until ready to be moved to a regular nursing unit.)
- "Stable" is NOT a condition.
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