Protocol 2-924-24 - Universal Patient Care - Normal Vital Signs

Polk, Hickory, Cedar, & St Clair EMS Protocols


Description Age Ideal Weight Broslow / Handtevy Pulse Rate Respiratory Rate Systolic BP Diastolic BP MAP Temp
Preemie Before due date 2 kg Grey 120-170 40-70 55-90
Newborn / Neonate 0-1 mo 4 kg Grey Awake: 100-205

Asleep: 90-160
30-60 67-84 35-53 45-60 98.0-100.0 °F
Infant 1-6 mo 6 kg Pink Awake: 100-180

Asleep: 90-160
30-53 72-104 37-56 50-62 96.8-99.6 °F
6-12 mo 8 kg Red
Toddler 1 yr 10 kg Purple Awake: 98-140

Asleep: 80-120
22-37 86-106 42-63 49-62
2 yr 12 kg Yellow
Preschooler 3 yr 15 kg White 20-28 89-112 46-72 58-69 98.6 °F
4 yr 17 kg White
5 yr 20 kg Blue
Schoolager 6 yr 22 kg Blue Awake: 75-118

Asleep: 58-90
18-25 97-120 57-80 66-79
7 yr 25 kg Orange
8 yr 27 kg Orange
9 yr 30 kg Green
10 yr 35 kg Green
11 yr 40 kg Green
Adolescent 12 yr 50 kg Green Awake: 60-100

Asleep: 50-90
12-20 110-131 64-83 73-84
13 yr 60 kg Green
14-16 yr 60-75 kg Green
Early Adult 17-40 yr 75 kg Light Blue 60-100 90-140
Middle Adult 41-60 yr 100 kg Light Blue
Older Adult 61+ yr Light Blue

Other references:


NEMSIS Protocol: 9914075 - General-Universal Patient Care/ Initial Patient Contact

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Change Log:

DateLink to
previous
version
Description of change
07/22/16Added this section.
07/23/19pdfAdded links for airway stuff, blood sugar,temperatures to RSI, glucometer,thermometer sections. Added standard weights. Matched table to Handtevy.
07/12/20pdfMoved this section from 2-924created a new page.
06/06/21pdfMoved to emsprotocols.online
10/14/21pdfChanged 2-044-01 to 2-044-66 link.
10/16/21pdfRenumbered from 2-924-01 to 2-924-24. Major change to list of vital signs. The JBL paramedic textbook currently used in paramedic class has a great table on page 544. This table was integrated into this protocol to limit confusion and provide more information. Changing table to the textbook version was approved by protocol committee on 5/26/21. Corrected some links. Added link to 2-616-66.

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