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child pulse & respiration

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by vinona vinona (New) New

Can you please describe the characteristics of pulse and respiration for the child under 1 year?!

nurs4kids

Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation. Has 20 years experience.

Remember, assessment should begin with identifying normal range based on individual characteristics or status.

these are the ranges as published by the AACN Pediatric Critical Care Pocket Reference

0-1mo HR 100-180, RR 30-60

1MO-12MO HR 80-150, RR 30-60

[ May 17, 2001: Message edited by: nurs4kids ]

make sure you also evaluate the persistance of any symptoms and how they correlate to the pulse and resps. Is pulse Oximetry oK .> 94%..Bp's normal, EKG if you want to investigate further. Discomfort or lack of air upon exertion etc...

Jared

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