You receive report on the following patient: 51 year-old female with pneumonia. During report the nurse notes this patient also has new heart block on their ECG (prior ECGs showed normal sinus rhythm) and has been running a temperature. Which vital sign is the most important to monitor for this patient?


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- Blood pressure

- Heart rate

- Respirations

- Temperature


Patients with a heart block become bradycardic and may require external pacing if they do not have a pacemaker. Monitoring the heart rate is the most vital thing to do for this patient.


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