Vital Signs Are Truly Vital

I’m looking forward to presenting at the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association’s Correctional Health Division Conference on October 13th. I’ll be discussing the use of clinical decision rules in assessing inmates for chest pain, head injuries and other high-risk presentations. You can find my PowerPoint here.

My title is a riff on the National Early Warning Score (NEWS), which has good negative predictive for really bad stuff like cardiac arrest, ICU admissions and death. I previously wrote about it for Today’s Hospitalist (and PDF version here).

Many thanks to Heather Qunell and the other conference organizers for inviting me to participate! ✸

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Postscript [10/18/2021]. Here’s a PDF of the final program.

Author: doctorfrenz

I'm a physician specializing in addiction medicine