Pain – not controlled with oral medications
Elevated Blood glucose >200
Elevated Blood pressure SBP> 150
Nausea/Vomiting/Inability to eat
Problems with mobility – lack of ambulation
Atrial fibrillation – new or uncontrolled chronicCellulitis/thrombophlebitis at IV sites
Volume overload – edema, pleural effusions
Pleural effusion – as indicated by inability to wean from O2, low grade temp, elevated WBC, detected on physical exam, or present on a chest Xray.
Anticoagulation – waiting for a therapeutic INR
Incision problems – drainage, erythema
Promptly report any of these findings so the problem can be addressed without delay.