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Respirations

Checking Respirations

Important Information

Look for signs and symptoms of respiratory distress, including wheezing, gurgling or high-pitched noises when the patient breathes

Check whether the patient complains of shortness of breath or feeling dizzy or lightheaded

Does the patient complain of pain in the chest and numbness or tingling in arms or legs


Checking Respiration

Learn how to determine and check a person's normal respiration rate. Respirations could be described as fast, slow, labored, wheezing or gasping. Determine whether respirations may be described as fast, slow, labored, wheezing or gasping.

To count the number of times a patient breathes, use one of two methods:


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