A reader has provided feedback about paediatric vital signs in our September 2016 issue, and has highlighted the importance of knowing age-based physiological variables for hospitalised children. Please refer to the following article for more information:
Bonafide CP, Brady PW, Keren R, Conway PH, Marsolo K, Daymont C. (2013). Development of heart and respiratory rate percentile curves for hospitalized children.
Pediatrics,131 (4), e1150-e1157).
A table summarising the parameters outlined in the article can be found at: