Abnormal ventilatory rate is a common clinical occurrence that can precede a major clinical event, such as cardiac arrest, onset of sepsis, and respiratory infection.
Both the acoustic monitor and capnometer were connected to a computer for continuous acoustic and expiratory carbon dioxide waveform recordings-enabling automatic calculation of a reference ventilatory rate for each device-while a trained technician simultaneously listened to the breathing sounds from the acoustic signal to determine inspiration and expiration reference markers within the ventilatory cycle.
Chief of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, "The results of our study show that the addition of RRa for continuous ventilatory rate monitoring provides a safety net for post-surgical patients receiving opioids with the potential to greatly improve the timeliness of response to an adverse respiratory event.
In addition to the extra tasks that could be accomplished and the stabilization of acid-base status, there is an advantage to transport ventilators in stabilizing the ventilatory rate
Other clinical manifestations include hoarseness, restlessness, rapid ventilatory rate, use of accessory muscles of ventilation, intercostal and suprasternal retractions, and nasal flaring.
Generally, mechanical ventilation of children with epiglottitis entails low inflation pressures, low ventilatory rates, and low FIO2s because these patients seldom have any complicating lung disease.