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Human Vital Signs

Pediatric vitals signs

Pediatric vitals signs

The APGAR Score
The first vitals are recorded at birth. In 1952, Virginia Apgar, an anesthesiologist, after assistin.. read full article »

The temperature of the newborn is normally the same as that of the mother. Infants, particularly new.. read full article »

Heart Rate/Pulse
The newborn heart rate is about 140 beats per minute, and gradually decreases to adult values at abo.. read full article »

The respiratory rate is about 60 for the first two days after birth, then decreases to about 40 read full article »

Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is measured by auscultation, palpation, Doppler or an oscillometric instrument such a.. read full article »


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