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    1. 1 VITAL SIGNS Alachua County Fire Rescue

    2. 2 Vital Signs Vital signs are an outward clue to what is going on in the patients body

    3. 3 Vital Signs Baseline Vital Signs provide a basis for comparison of later sets of Vital Signs

    4. 4 Vital Signs It is important to monitor trends in Vital Signs rather than individual sets of Vital Signs

    5. 5 Pulse Pulse Points

    6. 6 Pulse Pulse Points

    7. 7 Pulse Rate Adult 60-80 Beats/minute Child 80-110 Beats/minute Infant 120-150 Beats/minute

    8. 8 Pulse Rhythm Regular Irregular

    9. 9 Pulse Quality Full Weak (Thready) Bounding

    10. 10 Respirations Rate Adult 12-24 Resp/min Child 20-28 Resp/min

    11. 11 Respirations Rate Infant 30-70 Resp/min @ birth 30 Resp/min @ 6 months

    12. 12 Respirations Rhythm Regular Irregular

    13. 13 Respiration Quality Full Deep Shallow Labored Noisy

    14. 14 Blood Pressure Systolic - Pressure on the arterial wall when the heart contracts Diastolic - Pressure on the arterial wall when the heart is at rest

    15. 15 Blood Pressure Auscultated BP - Listening for both the systolic and diastolic values Palpated BP - Feeling for the systolic pressure

    16. 16 Auscultated Blood Pressure Adult Male 100+ Age (up to 50) 80 Female 90 + Age (up to 50 80

    17. 17 Auscultated Blood Pressure Child 94 - 100 56 - 64

    18. 18 Auscultated Blood Pressure Infant At Birth 60 - 80 40 - 76 At 6 Months 90 40-76

    19. 19 Estimating Blood Pressure Radial Pulse Present? >80 Systolic

    20. 20 Estimating Blood Pressure Femoral Pulse Present? >70 Systolic <80 Systolic

    21. 21 Estimating Blood Pressure Carotid Pulse Present? >60 Systolic <70 Systolic

    22. 22 Vital Signs DO NOT TREAT NUMBERS - - - - - - TREAT PEOPLE!!!!