Assessing CYPBack to Nursing Essentials Crib Cards
Average respiratory rate
Average blood pressure
Normal heart/pulse rates
Average weight for age
Using finger apply pressure to chest for 5 seconds then release – normal skin perfusion 2 seconds (if greater contact doctor).
Once the above has been performed, assess risk using PEWS guidelines.
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