Pediatric Vital Signs Topic Guide
Pediatric Vital Signs: Vital signs measured in medicine include blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiratory rate. The normal range for pediatric vital signs for infants and children is different than that of adults. Charts show the normal vital signs at various ages.
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