Vital signs of severely injured children

Systolic blood pressures of severely injured children are very often hypertensive compared with APLS ‘norms’. A lower pulse rate is associated with more severe brain injury

SBP (Mean+/- 95% confidence limits) in moderately injured children with and without TBI by age and Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS) range for normal systolic blood pressure (shaded region)

Comparing the systolic blood pressure (SBP) and pulse rate (PR) in injured children with and without traumatic brain injury
Resuscitation. 2010 Apr;81(4):418-21