Vukovic AA, Berry C, Johnson DP. A Discharge Vital Sign Documentation Improvement Initiative in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatrics. 2019 Dec;144(144). PMID: 31416826 [PubMed]
Vital signs are important data elements in the pediatric emergency department (PED). The presence of unexplained tachycardia at discharge has been associated with patient return to the PED and subsequent admission. Our aim for this study was to increase the percentage of patients discharged with a complete set of vital signs, when indicated, from 22% to 95% by June 30, 2018.