Vitals. Adapted from Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination, 5 th Ed. Ch. 3 . Vitals . Pulse Respiration Blood pressure Temp Height & weight (infants and children). Pulse. Apical pulse 5 th intercostal space in the midclavicular line Femoral pulse
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Adapted from Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination, 5th Ed.
Too wide - underestimate BP
Too narrow - artificially high BP
NOTE: axillary temp correlates well with core temp of newborns
Infant measuring mat
Mark on a sheet of headrest paper
“Stature measuring device”
(or height chart)
(ounces or grams)
Adapted from Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination, 5th Ed. Ch. 5
NOTE: on average formula-fed babies are heavier after the 1st 6 months than breast-fed babies
Newborn: 13-14 in (33-35 cm)
NOTE: By 2, the head is 2/3 its adult size
~> Increased intracranial pressure
enough to cause
an indentation in the skin
Newborn to 5 months
5 months to 2 years
2 years +
What might you detect by recording height, weight, head & chest circumference?
Once the child is given attention, growth hormone will be produced and the child will grow.
Early closure of suture(s)
Excess CSF accumulates between the brain and the dura or within the ventricular system
Resultant increased ICP leads to: