Maternal / Newborn Question #56

Question

A pediatric client 5-years of age comes to the clinic and the systolic blood pressure is taken. What is the normal systolic blood pressure for a 5-year-old child?

Answers

  1. 86 mm Hg
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  2. 110 mm Hg
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  3. 120 mm Hg
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  4. 90 mm Hg
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Explanation

The correct answer is D. Using the systolic formula for pediatric blood pressures:

80 + (age in years x 2) = estimated normal systolic. 80 + (5 x 2) = 80 + 10 = 90.

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