I had a trauma/head injury patient these last 2 shifts with a spike in their vitals signs and wanted to get another opinion -
This patient's baslines usually ran between 120-130 for heart rate, I can't remember what it was in the morning but normal or I would have made note. I checked it again in the afternoon (just scheduled neurovitals, nothing had happened) and the heart rate was going 143-145, all other vitals normal, BP was fine. What do you guys consider a significant change from normal when talking about heart rate? Would you have informed the Doc even though other vitals were normal, or monitor? This patient could only make incomprehensible sounds so I was unable to ask if they felt symptomatic of it.