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2.8 HOW IS RR MEASURED TODAY? Understanding the current method

paramedics seldom has time to simply look at a patient for even sixty seconds. So instead they count the chest movements for fifteen seconds done today. and then takes that value multiplied by four to There are a number of gadgets and tools get an estimate of the RR/min. If the patient is available to the paramedics to measure a in a critical state it is difficult to sacrifice even patients vitals; such as blood pressure, glucose as little as 15 seconds for this. level, temperature and so on. However the method used by the paramedics to measure a One more thing to keep in mind is patients respiratory rate is very analogue. that regardless of the sate of the patient, the paramedics are required to always record The only way to do it is to look at a patients chest and count the number of times it patients RR/min in their journal. rises during a period of sixty to ninety seconds. This leads to a value called respiratory rate per minute (RR/min). Unfortunately though the Before I start to find a new method to measure respiratory rate I need to have a look at how it is

15 sec x 4 ≈ RR/min

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Report of The Paramedics Project. Term Project 2015 | Umeå Institute of Design MFA Advanced Product Design By: Anders Sandström

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Report of The Paramedics Project. Term Project 2015 | Umeå Institute of Design MFA Advanced Product Design By: Anders Sandström

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