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Florian Florian (New) New

How you describe the characteristics of pulse and respiration of the child under 1 year?

I am not a ped nurse but would suggest you post this in the ped section of allnurses.

It may draw upon some very experienced nurses.

good luck

Lisa

CEN35

Specializes in ER, PACU, OR.

Let's see...... ##, irregular or regular, tachy, brady, AP heart ate and sounds,nasal flaring, breath sounds, skin color plays an important role...as most peds rarely have a cardiac condition. Usually the problem is respiratory related, or hypovolemic realted, unless they are really young and there is a possibility of a fossa ovalis.

Rick

CEN35

Specializes in ER, PACU, OR.

P.S. - Put up a post that says, "ATTENTION: NURS4KIDS" she is really helpfull, and will probably have more insight on this subject then I.

Rick :)

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