Top Tips: Counting Respirations #vitalsigns


1. Don’t tell the patient you are going to count their breathing

2. Look for chest rise and fall through movement in clothing, shoulders, or the chest

3. Listen for the sound of exhalation or inhalation

4. Rest your hand on the patient’s shoulder as you also check their pulse

Look, listen, and feel.

What are your top tips for observing, auscultating, and palpating respirations?