Identify situation and background

After reviewing the scenario, identify the following:

S=Situation; provide a clear and concise statement of the problem

  • What is the situation that is occurring? (don’t include the “why” of the problem just yet)
  • Identify what technology may be the cause of the problem.

B=Background; utilizing information provided within the statement, provide pertinent information related to the situation

  • Be sure to include information from the scenario below that supports the situation you described.

Each section for each part should be a minimum of 3-5 sentences in length and should be free of spelling and grammatical errors. References are not required but if used, must be cited in proper APA citation format.


You have been in your position as a medical administrator for 6 months. During this time you have noticed a disturbing trend in your facilities Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Errors in documenting patient vital signs are increasing which has led to providers having inaccurate information for care and affecting the patients discharge.

The following is an example of a 35 year old male in the ICU due to fungal pneumonia complicated by COPD. Patient also was in a car accident 2 weeks ago (cause of accident TBD).

R: 76
P: 16
T: 98.7 F

You have noticed that the trend in documentation mistakes are always on the respirations (

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