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Why don't nurses consistently take patient respiratory rates?

Ansell H, Meyer A, Thompson S. Why don't nurses consistently take patient respiratory rates? Br J Nurs. 2014;23(8):414-8.

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July 2, 2014
Ansell H, Meyer A, Thompson S. Br J Nurs. 2014;23(8):414-8.

Basic nursing care, such as measuring and recording vital signs, is often left undone. This qualitative study found that nurses frequently fail to accurately record patients' respiratory rates due to more urgent work tasks, confirming findings from prior studies.

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Ansell H, Meyer A, Thompson S. Why don't nurses consistently take patient respiratory rates? Br J Nurs. 2014;23(8):414-8.

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