This may be a stretch but.............

  1. This may be a stretch, but does anyone have any interesting ways to remember all the normal vital sign values for newborns up through adolescence?

    ie. New borns heart rate, resp. rate, BP
    Infants hear rate, resp. rate, BP
    Toddler
    Pre-schoolers
    School age
    Adolescence

    If you have any interesting ways to remember these, other than just flat out memorizing them, I'd appreciate your input.

    They just don't seem to be sticking.

    Thanks,
    Col
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  3. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    I don't know of any easy way to remember them, since they are numbers and won't spell out anything one can pronounce~! LOL

    I usually make a chart of some sort and the numbers then look like where they are supposed to be--visualizing the chart can help.

    Also, just plain old memorizing. Try one age group each day. By the end of the week, you've got it!

    Good luck!
  4. by   Jen2
    I don't really have an easy way to remember them, but what I have is the RN notes book. It is small, and fits in your pocket during clinical. It has tons of information in it, and I love it.

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