What are the ‘normal’ vital signs for your patient?
Normal Vital Signs
12-20 per min for adults. 20-30 for small children. >30 for infants and newborns.
Adequate chest expansion (1 in.).
Clear and effortless.
60-80 per min for adults. Faster for children and the elderly.
Strong and regular.
Pink (palm and sole), Warm and dry.
Fast Capillary refill (under 2 sec male adults and children, 3 for females, and 4 in the elderly).
Normal and equal in size.
Respond to light.
120 / 80 (systolic / diastolic) in adults.
Higher in the elderly and lower in children.
I will be adding a Vital Signs card which you can print out soon 🙂