Basic In-Room Vital Signs Workflow
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  • Basic In-Room Workflow
    The basic in-room workflow is set up to assess and capture all vital signs in the exam room, and can include a scale as well as an automated blood pressure and pulse device. The patient is directed to a side chair to support proper posture. Depending on the design of the exam room, the patient is seated next to a work surface or workstation that has a computer and/or an automated vital signs device.
    • Better Blood Pressure
    • Single Pane of Glass
    • Real-Time Locating Systems
    • EMR Connectivity
    • Vital Signs
    • Clinical Process Improvements
    • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Basic In-Room Vitals
    Upon entering the exam room, weight and height are captured. The patient is then seated in a side chair to support proper posture next to a work surface or workstation to gather patient vitals and health information. All patient-related health information can be discussed during this process.
  • Time Savings
    The basic in-room workflow, when compared with the triage nook, saves 22 seconds in conveyance time by moving all vital signs capture to the exam room.
  • Vital Signs
  • Real-Time Locating Systems
  • Clinical Process Improvements
  • Single Pane of Glass
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • EMR Connectivity
  • Better Blood Pressure
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The side chair allows close to 50% (according to BIFMA standards) of patients to place their feet flat on the floor with their back supported. This is an improvement over a non-adjustable exam table that leaves most patient’s feet dangling. However, a height-adjustable exam chair with a lower seat height can allow more patients to rest their feet flat on the floor which improves the accuracy of blood pressure measurements.

Use of a real-time locating system or patient self-rooming workflow can assist in waste reduction efforts to help eliminate costly bottlenecks.

Efficiencies are gained by bringing all vital signs capture into the exam room using an automated vital signs device. A mobile cart allows the vital signs device to be easily shared or moved from one location to another.

The height-adjustable exam chair decreases the need for manually lifting and repositioning patients. The center of the room is kept open to allow a 60-inch wheelchair turning area. The distance from the door to the corner of the room (18") allows for patient egress.