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    Adult B/P have various ranges. Below 100 systolic is considered hypotensive regardless of whether or not it is "normal" for the patient. Up to 120/80 is considered normal. 121/81 to 139/89 is considered pre-hypertension (if the patient's B/P is in this range [at rest] for at least 3 recordings in a week's time.) 140/90 and higher is considered hypertensive (if the patient's B/P is in this range [at rest] for at least 3 recordings in a week's time). This information I have read over time researching this topic.
    Depending on what text book you read, 60-100 is a normal pulse range or 60-90 is a normal pulse range for adults. 12-20 RR is the range for breathing in the adult. Various texts and the internet will give you text book versions of V/S ranges for all ages. Whichever text you use, the numbers will be close. Back to the rule...monitor the patient... if your recorded V/S don't match up with the text's ranges. Hope this helps.



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