Vital signs

  1. How you describe the characteristics of pulse and respiration of the child under 1 year?
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   123lisa
    I am not a ped nurse but would suggest you post this in the ped section of allnurses.
    It may draw upon some very experienced nurses.
    good luck
    Lisa
  4. by   CEN35
    Let's see...... ##, irregular or regular, tachy, brady, AP heart ate and sounds,nasal flaring, breath sounds, skin color plays an important role...as most peds rarely have a cardiac condition. Usually the problem is respiratory related, or hypovolemic realted, unless they are really young and there is a possibility of a fossa ovalis.

    Rick
  5. by   CEN35
    P.S. - Put up a post that says, "ATTENTION: NURS4KIDS" she is really helpfull, and will probably have more insight on this subject then I.

    Rick

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