*Vital Sign Reference Charts*
By: Studentnurse
01 October 2003

Normal Pulse
AgeNormalAverage
Newborn 100-170 140
1 year 80-170 120
3 year 80-130 110
6 year 75-120 100
10 Year 70-110 90
14 Year 60-110 90
Adult 60-100 80

 

Resting Respiration
AgeNormalAverage
Newborn 30-50 40
1 year 20-40 30
3 Year 20-30 25
6 Year 16-22 19
14 Year 14-20 17
Adult 12-20 18

 

Normal Body Temp
adult oral - 98.6
axillary - 97.6
rectal -99.6
70 + oral - 96.8
1 year old oral - 99.7
3 year old oral - 99.0
5 year old oral - 98.6

 

Blood Pressure
AgeSystolicDiastolicAverage
Newborn 65-95 30-60 80-60
Infant 65-115 42-80 90-61
3 Year 76-122 46-84 99-65
6 Year 85-115 48-64 100-56
10 Year 93-125 46-68 109-58
14 Year 99-137 51-71 118/61
Adult 100-140 60-90 120-80

 

This is some reference charts that you can use when assessing your patient. This chart is under the assumption that you know how to take vital signs already. If you do not , I urge you to learn how to, there are some great "How To's" in the Alpharubicon medical section. You could copy this chart and keep it handy with your medical "stash". Figure out what works for you and do it.
Studentnurse



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