Whenever I give a blood pressure medications such as ACE inhibitors or a lasix, the nurse always would tell me to take my patients' blood pressure before hand. At times, some patients' BP would be 110/90 which is something that I consider as normal. I understand that I still give the medications since these medications are helping the patients to manage their BP. My problem is that the nurse would ask me what is the patients's baseline BP and I have know idea how to find that out. How do I know a pt's baseline? do I look at the pt's BP and calculate the average; it's ridiculous to me that I have to calculate the average since I don't have time to do that during clinical.
Same goes for the other VS as well. How do I know what is the baseline for the temp, pulse, respiratory rate, and pain.