The importance of respiratory rate monitoring.

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Br J Nurs 2019 Apr;28(8):504-508

Respiratory Nurse Specialist, NHS Tayside and Clinical Academic Lecturer, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Dundee.

Respiratory rate measurement is regarded as a core nursing skill. Yet there are numerous recorded discrepancies in the monitoring and assessment of patients' respiratory rate. This article discusses the importance of respiration rate in terms of patient clinical outcomes, monitoring and documentation.

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