In most medical settings the four standard primary vital signs are as follows heart rate pulse respiratory rate blood pressure body temperature normal values for each of these vital signs vary by age and in some cases by sex heart rate table 1.

Vital signs are measurements of the body rsquo s most basic functions mdash body temperature rate of respiration breathing pulse rate and blood pressure medical professionals use these four measurements in numerous ways and variations from normal adult vital signs can prove to be important in assessing one rsquo s general health indicating disease.

This vital sign takes into account systolic and diastolic measurements a normal systolic range is between 100 to 140mmhg and a normal diastolic is between 60 and 89mmhg lough 2015 a high blood pressure hypertension or low blood pressure hypotension are signs of clinical deterioration and must be actioned on appropriately by medical staff.

Aside from respiratory rate the other vital signs are body temperature blood pressure and pulse the average body temperature is 98 6 degrees but it can vary average blood pressure and pulse are 120 80 mm hg and 60 to 80 beats per minute respectively.

The vital signs include assessment of temperature pulse respiration and blood pressure they are considered the baseline indicators of a patients health status pain assessment is considered the fifth vital sign pain is a subjective unpleasant symptom of many conditions and injuries the pain experience its characteristics and intensity are unique for.

Vital signs can be measured and compared with their normal set point or range measurements outside the normal range indicate that something is wrong table 1 lists the major vital signs monitored by nurses with their normal values further diagnostic investigations may include electrolytes for example sodium potassium calcium.

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Cdc vital signs provides the most recent comprehensive data on key indicators of important health topics obesity is common serious and costly in 2009 about 2 4 million more adults were obese than in 2007.

Any patient with an abnormal vital sign is at an increased risk of death the risk of death is compounded by derangements of multiple vital signs in addition the trends in the vital signs are vitally important in tracking a patient rsquo s progress this chapter reviews the five vital signs and introduces the 6th vital sign.

In adults with normal chest radiography empiric treatment should be initiated in sequential and additive steps targeting the most common causes of chronic cough i e upper airway cough syndrome.

Blood pressure can be categorized into five different types namely normal blood pressure below 120 80 mm hg is considered to be normal elevated when blood pressure readings consistently range from 120 to 129 systolic and less than 80 mm hg diastolic it is known as elevated blood pressure people with elevated blood pressure are at risk of high.

The patient most likely lost 15 of the blood supply but the breathing and blood pressure are still normal stage 2 ndash the patient lost about 30 of blood cardinal signs and symptoms include rapid breathing and heart rate the blood pressure may still be in the normal range but there is a slight deviation in the diastole.

The normal resting heart rate for adults over the age of 10 years including older adults is between 60 and 100 beats per minute bpm highly trained athletes may have a resting heart rate below.

Overall when using the data from all of the measurement sites the average body temperature of younger adults.

A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute generally a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness for example a well trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats per minute.

The test used to measure cholesterol levels is called a lipoprotein panel the lipoprotein panel also gives the value for triglycerides tgs triglycerides are not a type of cholesterol but they are as important as most of the fat in the body exists as tgs a high triglyceride level can increase the risk of diseases such as high blood pressure heart diseases.

Normal heart rate a child rsquo s resting pulse rate should be measured when they are at rest and not crying running or playing listed are the normal ranges of heart rates in children from birth to 18 years of age based on a large review study published in the lancet.

In adults the heart typically beats 60 to 100 times per minute while at rest but as with blood pressure a healthy heart rate will differ between individuals for instance a pulse below 60 beats per minute is slower than normal but it might not cause any issues for you it might even be a sign that you are in really good physical shape.

Marchello cs ebell mh dale ap et al signs and symptoms that rule out community acquired pneumonia in outpatient adults a systematic review and meta analysis j am board fam med 2019 32 2.

Recent data from the american heart association suggests the optimal normal reading for adults over 20 is lower than 120 80 mmhg virani s et al heart disease and stroke statistics ndash 2021 update.