Several of the conditions discussed here can easily be overlooked because they may present, at least initially, with non-concerning symptoms. However, they have the ability to cause serious harm. Remember,
- Address abnormal vital signs or have a cohesive explanation as to why you are not addressing them.
- Abnormal vital signs without a clear explanation, as well as vital signs that do not resolve with treatment, should prompt expanded consideration of the patient’s complaint, further investigation, and likely both.
- Bad things happen and even healthy people get sick.