Pt with slow respiratory rate

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Pt with slow respiratory rate

Postby asleepytech » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:38 pm

A pt has a slow resp rate 5-10 bpm and the distance between some of the breathing is greater than 10 secs and meets criteria for scoring as central. Do you score it as central, make a note of it such as bradypnea or something else alltogether? I have been unable to locate any previous posts on this topic and was wondering if anyone has any references to this issue.
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Postby somnonaut » Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:49 pm

The 10 sec "apnea" rule is born out of the resp rate. 10 would usually equal 2 resp cycles. On peds the rule is to use two resp cycles as the timeframe for the cessation of anything, effort or airflow. If the basal RR is low, then it seems prudent to make time based accomodations, except how far does one go to these accomodations? How about usnig the same standard constructs of time, but put in place other "event qualifiers" such as snoring, or waveform morphology changes (flattening.)
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Postby polysomprincess » Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:54 pm

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Postby somnonaut » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:48 am

On the other side of this issue.
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Postby zack » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:07 am

Thats what I was going to say.
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