Pediatric Vital Signs
Blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiratory rate are the routine vital signs measured in medicine. These vital signs remain relatively constant throughout our adult life. However, as infants and children grow and age, the normal range changes. Two tables of normal vital signs for the pediatric population are presented below.
Vital Signs at Various Ages
* From Dieckmann R, Brownstein D, Gausche-Hill M (eds): Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals. Sudbury, Mass, Jones & Bartlett, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2000, pp 43-45.
† From American Heart Association ECC Guidelines, 2000.
Medically Reviewer: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Last Editorial Review: 11/18/2013