When, how, where do you do baseline monitoring
Here is the question at hand. When, how often do you do your baseline monitoring and where do you document this information if you are not doing it immediately prior to entry?
We are discussing this issue at work right now, because reaility is when you need to suit up, that is not the right time to take all your vitals. They are going to be high even before you go in.
At our work we all carry badges at work for access into our buildings. The responders all carry a second badge with printed information on it. One of our thoughts is to have printed on the back of that card, a series of numbers. If you knew what you were looking for, you would understand that it was your pulse, B/P and weight.
One of the main concerns by people is whether or not this would be construed as a HIPPA violation.
In some of my classes, I remember some folks talking about how they took vitals once a month, or every six months or some were every day. We discussed what OSHA meant by 'prior to entry' and my classes agreed that you could take your vitals way prior to entry and still meet OSHA requirements.