Vital signs

Vital signs - Children 80-100 bpm (beats per minute) Heart...

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Blood Pressure
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Infants are lowest , then children, then adults Measured in mm Hg
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Blood Pressure Infants
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Normal range 60 – 90 / 30 – 55 mm Hg Hypertension if greater than 90/60 mm Hg
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Blood Pressure Children
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Normal range 90 – 110 / 50 – 70 mm Hg Hypertension if greater than 120/80 mm Hg
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Blood Pressure Adults
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Normal range 100-140/ 60-90 mm Hg Hypertension if greater than Borderline 140-159 / 90-99 mm Hg Moderate 160-179 / 100-109 mm Hg Severe 180 / 110 mm Hg
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Heart Rate
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Infants have fastest heart rate, then children and then adults Values goes down for adults – opposite of blood pressure which goes up for adults
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Heart rate Infants
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100 – 130 bpm (beats per minute)
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Heart Rate
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Unformatted text preview: Children 80-100 bpm (beats per minute) Heart Rate Adults 60-100 bpm (beats per minute) Peripheral Pulse 0-3 scale Pulse amplitude classification Pulse 0-3 Scale 0 absent 1+ weak/thread pulse 2+ normal 3+ full, firm pulse Pulse Pulse Amplitude Classification 0 absent 1+ diminished 2+ normal 3+ moderately increase 4+ markedly increased Respiratory Rate Infants 30-50 respirations per minute Adults 12 18 respirations per minute Inspiration breathe air into lungs Expiration breathe air out of lungs Respiration in and out count as one breath Dont tell them you are measuring or patient will breathe faster...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2010 for the course AHS 151 taught by Professor Bialstok during the Fall '09 term at Nassau CC.

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