Box 1.

Patient condition categories

Category 1: Patient is alert with a stable gait and normal vital signs.
Category 2: Patient is alert with a stable gait and abnormal vital signs.
Category 3: Patient is alert with an unstable gait and normal vital signs.
Category 4: Patient is alert with an unstable gait and abnormal vital signs.
Category 5: Patient has altered mental status regardless of their vital sign changes and their mobility.