{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Developing a Vital Signs Alert System

Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To describe the implementation of a nurse-designed, automated system for enhancing patient monitoring on medical-surgical and step-down nursing units.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. identify the need for an automated system for early detection of deteriorating patient status.
  2. summarize the implementation of the vital sign alert system at the author's facility.
  3. recognize the author's findings related to the evaluation and outcomes of the vital sign alert system.
Price: $21.95


  • ANCC 2.4 CH
  • DC - BON 2.4 CH
  • FL - BON 2.0 CH

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia and Florida #50-1223. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Test Code: AJN0813B
Published: August 2013
Expires: 6/4/2021
Required Passing Score: 12/16 (75%)
Authors: Barbara G. Jones MSN, MEd, RN-BC, ACNS-BC
Topics: Vital Signs