Patterns of Respirations

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ajax726
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Patterns of Respirations
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2013-09-06 13:31:18
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Respirations
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terms for breathing
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  1. normal
    12-20 breaths per minute - regular
  2. Tachypnea
    • > 24 breaths per minute, shallow.
    • associated with fever, anxiety, exercise, respiratory disorders
  3. Bradypnea
    • < 10 breaths per minute
    • associated with depression of the respiratory center by medications, brain damage
  4. Hyperventilation
    • increased rate and depth
    • associated with extreme exercise, fear, diabetic ketoacidosis, overdose of aspirin
  5. Hypoventilation
    • decreased rate and depth, irregular
    • associated with overdose of narcotics or anesthetics
  6. Cheyne-Stokes respirations
    • alternating periods of deep, rapid breathing followed by periods of apnea (no breathing); regular
    • associated with drug overdose, heart failure, increased intracranial pressure, renal (kidney) falure
  7. Biot's respirations
    • varying depth and rate of breathing, followed by periods of apnea (no breathing); irregular
    • associated with meningitis, severe brain damage

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