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    Apr 2007

    Question Vitals

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    I'm auditing a practice where they use "exam check sheets" and there is an line item "Normal pulse and respiration". Is a check mark in the "yes" column sufficient to count towards vitals or would you insist on values being recorded?

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    Apr 2007
    Concord, NC or Rochester, NY


    I would expect some values. Normal does not mean anything when it comes to pulse/respiration. There is a normal area that is expected but what constitutes normal.

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    Apr 2007


    Thanks, Mike - that was my thought process but was wondering if I was too conservative.

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