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Paediatric Respiratory Assessment

Speciality Classification
Nurses and Midwives
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
4 minutes
Provider
Ausmed

In order to recognise, manage and treat respiratory conditions in children effectively, we need to be able to confidently assess a child’s respiratory rate, effort and efficacy.

In other words, we need to know what’s normal before we can assess what is abnormal.

Unlike adults, children breathe at different respirations per minute (rpm) according to age. It’s not uncommon for a newborn to have a respiratory rate of 60, whereas a 12-year-old can comfortably have a respiratory rate of 18 rpm (RCHM 2017).

The following table details the normal respiratory rate and heart rate for unwell children of different ages.

Delivery
Title
Paediatric Respiratory Assessment
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Paediatric, Respiratory Medicine
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
4 minutes
Start Date
31-Mar-2020
End Date
31-Mar-2023
CPD Points
4m of CPD
Price
Free
Location
Online
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