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Vital Reference Ranges

Updated: 11/30/2021
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Vital signs are measures of a body's most basic functions. They are useful in detecting or monitoring medical problems. As such, there are ranges to identify normal and abnormal conditions for each vital. Anything outside of these ranges will trigger a message asking if the value entered is correct. A user has the opportunity to correct the vital or continue without making a change.

Review the Adult Vitals or Pediatrics Vitals tables for the reference ranges.

Access Patient Vitals

  1. Enter the first 2–3 letters of the patient's name or date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy) in the top navigation bar search box.
  2. Click to select the patient from the auto-populated results. The patient's Facesheet page opens.
  3. Click Vitals. The Vitals page opens.
  4. Click + Vitals. The New Vitals pop-up window opens.
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Review Vitals

  1. Enter patient vitals and click Save when finished. A warning message displays when a value may be outside of normal range.
  2. Review the recorded vitals and determine how to proceed:
    • If there an error, make the necessary corrections.
    • If the patient's out of range vitals are correct, continue without making changes.
  3. Click Save when finished.
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Adult Vitals (18 yrs or older)

Age Blood Pressures (systolic/diastolic) Heart Rate (beats/min) Respiratory Rate (breaths/min) Height Weight Temp (F) SpO2
18 yr+ 80-200 / 30-100 40-110 9-22 <= 7ft 5in 60-400 lbs 95F - 104F 87-100

Pediatric Vitals (less than 18 yrs old)

Head Circumferences for ages 0-3: ≥ 11in, ≤ 22in

Age Blood Pressures (systolic/diastolic) Heart Rate (beats/min) Respiratory Rate (breaths/min) Temp (F) SpO2
0-3 mo 45-105 / 25-75 80-170 30-60 95-104 87-100
3-6 mo 50-115 / 30-85 70-140 24-50 95-104 87-100
6-12 mo 60-120 / 35-85 60-140 20-45 95-104 87-100
1-3 yr 70-125 / 35-90 50-130 15-35 95-104 87-100
3-6 yr 75-130 / 40-95 45-130 15-30 95-104 87-100
6-12 yr 80-140 / 40-95 40-115 10-30 95-104 87-100
13-18 yr 90-155 / 45-105 35-105 9-22 95-104 87-100
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