Baby-child clinical observations query

  1. I have hunted high and low and I CANNOT find the 'normal' ranges for:

    Temperature in a Baby of 6 months
    Temperature in a Child of 10 years

    Oxygen saturation in a baby of 6 months and
    oxygen saturation in a child of 10 years

    Apologies if I sound like a complete dingbat, but it ain't in the books I got for my studies !!!! Arrrghhh (and I've googled ... can't find anything concrete)

    Many thanks
    Frustrated Nursing Student !!!(alsal41)
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    Normaltemperature in any child is 36.5 to 37.2 C.
    Normal oxygen saturations in any child are >94%.

    I think the questions are red herrings... just MHO.
  4. by   AliRae
    I'll agree with Jan- the questions seem odd, since I can't remember ever taking a temp and then checking it against an age chart ...

    That being said ... Jan, WHO is the little love in your pic?! I want to squeeze those cheeks!
  5. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    That would be yours truly! Taken oh... a year or two ago...
  6. by   AliRae
    well then, i retract my comment about squeezing cheeks if that's awkward for ya...
  7. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    They've been squeezed a time or two in the interval since that photo was taken. A few years ago I had a young man with Down's that I had primaried for several months who was finally being transfered to a transitional unit. He was such a nice kid and I just loved him. When I went into his room to say goodbye the last time I worked before his transfer, he beckoned me to the side of the bed. "No, closer!" So I moved closer. "No, closer!" So then I was leaning over him and he reached up, squeezed both my cheeks and said, "I love you! You're CUTE!" Right back at ya buddy!
  8. by   AliRae
    AW! I love what we do.

    My favourite still has to be my little post-op T&A who woke up scared and literally JUMPED into my arms for a snuggle. Wanted nothing to do with mum or dad ... just wanted me for a while.

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