Taking vital signs and obtaining simple clinical measures provide valuable information about your patients that in many cases are important to evaluating and managing care appropriately. Many of these measures also can be important in screening for undiagnosed problems or identifying risk. If they are not taken by you as a clinician, significant information is lost. This site provides information on why and when vital signs and other patient information should be gathered. Staring with vital signs and body mass measures, future measures will include levels of activity/inactivity and for those with or at risk for diabetes, blood glucose levels, and protective sensation.
APTA is gathering more information on these areas and will provide additional resources as they become available.
Resources for Gathering Vital Signs and Other Basic Screening
Tools and Calculators