peak flow readings in children

  1. I am writing a clinical pathway for asthmatic admissions and I can't find normal values for peak expiratory flow readings for children. Can anyone help out? Thanks, Helen.
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  3. by   Tri4kids
    Hi Helen,

    If you were to get your hands on an actual Peak flow in it's original box it comes with an insert or age/weight/height appropriate Peakflows. If you need a company name let me know and I can tell you what company our hospital uses. This is what our Respiratory Department uses for Peak flow reference.

    -Dawn
  4. by   TMPaul
    Quote from Helen
    I am writing a clinical pathway for asthmatic admissions and I can't find normal values for peak expiratory flow readings for children. Can anyone help out? Thanks, Helen.
    For children under the age of 5:
    green zone: 0
    high yellow zone: 1-4
    low yellow zone: 5-8
    red zone: 9 or more

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