Pediatric Vital Signs
Medical Editor: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEM
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.
Reference: Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice 5th Edition
Vital Signs at Various Ages
References: Behrman, Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics: 17th edition.
* 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 Reviewed by: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FAAEM
Last Editorial Review: 3/10/2008
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