Maternal / Newborn Question #56
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?
- 86 mm Hg
- 110 mm Hg
- 120 mm Hg
- 90 mm Hg
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.