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RESPIRATION PROCESS OF TAKING IN OXYGEN AND EXPELLING CARBON DIOXIDE FROM THE LUNGS AND RESPIRATORY TRACT.

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2 RESPIRATION PROCESS OF TAKING IN OXYGEN AND EXPELLING CARBON DIOXIDE FROM THE LUNGS AND RESPIRATORY TRACT

3 RESPIRATION CONSIST OF ONE INSPIRATION (BREATHING IN)AND ONE EXPIRATION (BREATHING OUT)

4 RESPIRATORY RATE ADULTS: BREATHS PER MINUTE WIDER ADULT RANGE: BREATHS PER MINUTE CHILDREN: PER MINUTE INFANTS: PER MINUTE

5 CHARACTER OF RESPIRATIONS REFERS TO DEPTH AND QUALITY OR RESPIRATIONS DESCRIBED BY WORDS: –DEEP, SHALLOW, LABORED, MOIST, DIFFICULT, STERTOROUS(Abnormal sounds like snoring)

6 RHYTHM OF RESPIRATION REFERS TO THE REGULARITY OR EQUAL SPACING BETWEEN BREATHS REGULAR OR EVEN OR IRREGULAR

7 ABNORMAL RESPIRATIONS DYSPNEA: DIFFICULT OR LABORED BREATHING APNEA: ABSENCE OF RESPIRATIONS CHEYNE-STOKES: PERIODS OF APNEA; FREQUENTLY NOTED IN DYING PATIENT RALES: BUBBLING OR NOISY SOUNDS CAUSED BY FLUIDS OR MUCUS IN THE AIR PASSAGES

8 VOLUNTARY CONTROL OR RESPIRATIONS RESPIRATIONS ARE PARTIALLY UNDER VOLUNTARY CONTROL PATIENTS MAY BREATHE FASTER OR SLOWER WHEN THEY ARE AWARE RESPIRATIONS ARE BEING COUNTED

9 CONTROL OF RESPIRATIONS CONTINUED IMPORTANT TO KEEP PATIENT UNAWARE OF THIS PROCEDURE DONT TELL PATIENT YOU ARE COUNTING RESPIRATIONS KEEP YOU HAND ON PULSE SITE WHILE MEASURING RESPIRATIONS

10 RECORD ALL INFORMATION INCLUDE RATE, CHARACTER, AND RHYTHM EXAMPLE: –12/1/98 8:55AM R18 DEEP AND REGULAR, »YOUR SIGNATURE AND TITLE


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