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Vital signs [tutorial].
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PMID:  21317066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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We looked at the vital signs of temperature and heart rate in the first two tutorials of this series, and this time, we look at a third vital sign: breathing rate. When I was in clinical training, this vital sign was often either overlooked or given superficial treatment. By observing whether the patient appeared to be breathing regularly, the clinician would enter a breathing rate of 20 breaths per minute (BPM) and move on to the next vital sign. Twenty BPM is a rather rapid breathing rate, and often, patients (and healthy subjects as well) breathe at a lower rate. The rhythm of breathing is also an important factor to consider along with rate. There are different patterns of breathing that can be seen in humans, and these are listed and briefly defined in Table 1. Identifying these patterns can be important in patient assessment and diagnosis.
Authors:
Michael Neuman
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  IEEE pulse     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2154-2287     ISO Abbreviation:  IEEE Pulse     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
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Created Date:  2011-02-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101541727     Medline TA:  IEEE Pulse     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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