We often use a multi-parameters monitor to monitor the victim's pulse, SpO2 and blood pressure1.
When using these devices on children, we have to switch them to 'pediatric mode' first. And for blood pressure we have to install a pediatric cuff of course.
But when monitoring the victim's pulse and BP manually, we do the same way for adults and children - not speaking about infants here as we actually don't take their pulse exactly the same way. Simple saturometers, on their side, are more than frequently said "both pediatric and adult"2 without having to switch from a mode to another3.
So I'm wondering: would using such a multi-parameter monitoring device on children in adult mode give wrong (over or underestimated) values for pulse, sat and/or BP? (So could be dangerous for childrens' health as information would be bad).
I spent quite a lot of time searching without finding.
1 - These devices are also able to monitor ventilation and do 3 or 5-leads ECG using some optional peripherals, but we don't use these features. We take the ventilation visually and we simply don't do ECG.
2 - Here is an example, and here is another.
3 - Not always though. Some are specialized.