What are the four cardinal vital signs?
Not Medical Advice:
The four cardinal vital signs are
- • Heart Rate
- • Respiration
- • Blood Pressure
- • Temperature
Heart rate is measured in beats per minute; 60-100 is considered normal.
Respiration is the number of breaths per minute; 12-18 is considered normal.
Blood pressure, systolic/diastolic, is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg); 110 to 135/ 65 to 85 is considered normal.
The University of California, San Diego offers tips for taking vital signs in their A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine.
You may want to know that the global vital signs monitoring market is poised to grow to approximately $4,375 million by 2018.