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Hospital Codes


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I handled a situation on Saturday with one of our students being hospitalized.  The condition chart that the hospital supplies is this:

Undetermined

Patient awaiting physician and/or assessment.

Good

Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious and comfortable. Indicators are excellent.

Fair

Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. Patient is conscious, but may be uncomfortable. Indicators are favorable.

Serious

Vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits. Patient is seriously ill. Indicators are questionable.

Critical

Vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits. Patient may be unconscious. Indicators are unfavorable.

 

This morning the nurse told me the condition was guarded.  That was also reported in the paper.  As I start to talk to staff this morning, where does guarded fit in this list?

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