What is considered medically stable?
Medically Stable means the individual is conscious and comfortable, has vital signs within normal limits as determined by a medical professional, and shows no obvious signs of illness or injury indicating a need for immediate medical attention.
In general, this means the person's vital signs -- like their heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature -- are steady and within normal limits. They're conscious (aware) and comfortable.
Temperature stability is defined as the performance that the viscosity and plasticity of asphalt change along with the temperature.
A stable condition can be defined as a situation that does not change substantially over time. But surely all critically ill patients are per se unstable as, by the very nature of being critically ill, their physiological variables—including cardiovascular dynamics—change frequently over time .
A “Critical but stable” condition, for instance, indicates that someone is in a bad state but not likely to get worse in the short-term.
- Undetermined: Patient awaiting physician and assessment.
- Good: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. ...
- Fair: Vital signs are stable and within normal limits. ...
- Serious: Vital signs may be unstable and not within normal limits.
In most cases, patients who are awake, oriented and able to speak in full sentences are stable. Patients who present with a rapidly declining mental status are unstable. Patients who are clearly not perfusing adequately and are visibly declining in front of you or over a short period of time are unstable.
It's a question that I get quite frequently and the answer in short is that it depends. However, many people working in Intensive Care have seen some Patients in ICU for more than 6 months and up to one year.
The term stable is originally defined as the condition of the patient being unchanged for a substantial amount of time.
Stabilization is a process to help prevent a sick or injured person from having their medical condition deteriorate further too quickly before they can be treated in depth at a medical facility.
What are considered stable vital signs?
- Blood pressure: 90/60 mm Hg to 120/80 mm Hg.
- Breathing: 12 to 18 breaths per minute.
- Pulse: 60 to 100 beats per minute.
- Temperature: 97.8°F to 99.1°F (36.5°C to 37.3°C); average 98.6°F (37°C)
The American Hospital Association has advised doctors not to use the word "stable" either as a condition or in conjunction with another condition, especially one that is critical, as it inherently implies unpredictability and the instability of vital signs.