How to measure the number of breaths
Respiration is the exchange of gases between human body and environment is a necessary process, human through breathing in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide, in order to maintain the normal physiological functions and life activities. Normal adults breathe 16 to 20 times per minute, and the ratio of the respiratory and the pulse is 1:4, that is, every breath is 4 times. The respiratory rate is 20 to 30 times per minute, and the respiratory rate of the newborn is 44 times per minute.
1 measurement of breath best and measurement of the pulse at the same time. In general, the number of patients with chest and abdomen ups and downs can be. Can also be placed in the patient’s chest or abdomen examination.
2 of critically ill patients, available cotton in its nostrils, fluttering his breath is the number of times of cotton.
1, the speed of breath and spirit is a great relationship, so in the measurement of breathing, should let the patient quiet, don’t talk to the patient, so that the patient’s breathing naturally, in the patient unconsciously measurement.
2 in measurement, to pay attention to the depth of breathing, rhythm and there is no respiratory symptoms. If the breath stops, we should use the mouth to mouth breathing method to rescue.
3 respiratory disease, heart disease, high fever patients.
4, if the drug poisoning, breathing may slow down. If breathing is difficult or snoring, is a signal of danger.
5. If appear the deep breathing, nodding breathing, nasal flap, and exhale thoracic subsidence phenomenon of illness serious, to please consult a doctor.
6, the number of normal breathing is changed with age, in general, the younger the age, the faster the breathing.