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Pediatric vital signs normal ranges

Note that the patient's normal range and clinical condition should always be considered

Age Group

Respiratory Rate

Awake Heart Rate

Sleeping Heart Rate

Systolic Blood Pressure*

Weight (kg)

Newborn

30-60

100-180

80-160

60-90

2-3

Infant
(1-12 mo)

30-60

100-160

75-160

87-105

4-10

Toddler
(1-2 yrs)

24-40

80-110

60-90

85-102

10-14

Preschooler
(3-5 yrs)

22-34

70-110

60-90

89-108

14-18

School age
(6-12 yrs)

18-30

65-110

60-90

94-120

20-42

Adolescent
(13-17 yrs)

12-16

60-90

50-90

107-132

>50

* 50th-90th percentile ranges for boys and girls at 50% height indicated

 

References

1. Hazinski MF. Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child, 2nd ed. Mosby, 1992.

2. Wong DL and Wilson D. Whaley & Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children, 6th ed. Mosby.

3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National High Blood Pressure Education Program. The Fourth Report on the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents. NIH Publication No. 05-5268. Bethesda, MD: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Revised May 2005, pp 8-15.

 

 

 

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