II. Technique: Measurement

  1. Count for full minute with patient least distressed
  2. Count without patient aware of measurement

III. Criteria: Normal Respiratory Rate at rest (bpm = breaths per minute)

  1. Age <1 month: 30-60 bpm
  2. Age 1 to 6 months: 30-50 bpm
  3. Age 6 to 12 months: 24-46 bpm
  4. Age 1 to 4 years: 20-30 bpm
  5. Age 4 to 6 years: 20-25
  6. Age 6 to 12 years: 16-20 bpm
  7. Age >12 years and adult: 12-16 bpm

IV. Interpretation: Abnormal

V. References

  1. Fuchs and Yamamoto (2011) APLS, Jones and Bartlett, Burlington, p. 85
  2. Johnson (1993) Harriet Lane Handbook, p.335
  3. Degowin (1987) Diagnostic Exam, p. 279-80

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Ontology: Respiratory rate (C0231832)

Definition (ICF) Functions related to the number of breaths taken per minute.
Definition (ICF-CY) Functions related to the number of breaths taken per minute.
Definition (MSH) The number of times an organism breathes with the lungs (RESPIRATION) per unit time, usually per minute.
Definition (NCI_CDISC) The rate of breathing (inhalation and exhalation) measured within in a unit time, usually expressed as breaths per minute. (NCI)
Definition (NCI) The rate of breathing (inhalation and exhalation) measured within in a unit time, usually expressed as breaths per minute.
Concepts Clinical Attribute (T201)
MSH D056152
SnomedCT 364063000, 86290005
LNC LP20159-7, MTHU008344
Japanese コキュウスウ, 呼吸速度, 呼吸数
English respiration rate (physical finding), respiration rate, RR, Respiration rate, Respiratory Rate, Rates, Respiration, Respiratory Rates, Respiration Rates, Rate, Respiration, Respiration Rate, Rate, Respiratory, Rates, Respiratory, Breath rate, breathing rates, rate of respiration, respiratory rates, breathing rate, respiratory rate, respiratory frequency, rates respiration, breath rate, Rate of respiration (observable entity), RESP, Breathing rate, RR - Respiratory rate, BR - Breathing rate, Respiratory frequency, Respiratory rate (observable entity), Rate of respiration, Respiratory rate, NOS, Respiratory rate
Czech Dechová frekvence, dechová frekvence, frekvence dýchání
French Fréquence respiratoire
German Atemfrequenz
Italian Frequenza respiratoria
Portuguese Taxa de Respiração, Taxa Respiratória, Frequência de Respiração, Frequência Respiratória, Frequência respiratória
Spanish Frecuencia Respiratoria, respiraciones por minuto, respiraciones por minuto (entidad observable), frecuencia respiratoria (entidad observable), frecuencia respiratoria, Frecuencia respiratoria
Russian ЧАСТОТА ДЫХАНИЯ, ДЫХАНИЯ ЧАСТОТА, DYKHANIIA CHASTOTA, CHASTOTA DYKHANIIA
Swedish Andningsfrekvens
Polish Częstość oddechów, Częstość oddychania, Liczba oddechów, Liczba oddechów na minutę
Hungarian Respiratorikus frekvencia
Norwegian Respiratorisk frekvens, Pustefrekvens, Respirasjonsfrekvens
Dutch ademhalingsfrequentie