(11-02-2014, 12:20 PM)justMongo Wrote:
(11-02-2014, 12:11 PM)Galactus Wrote:
(10-31-2014, 10:35 PM)justMongo Wrote: Actually, it's just milliliters. milliliters per breath.
minute volume equals (approx) tidal volume x BPM.
8.55 L/min = 485.33 ml/Breath x 17.67(Breath/min) / 1000 mL/L
Gotcha. Not sure if that is little or a lot but I guess it keeps me alive, lol. I never paid much attention to this part of the data....
It's really quite average. Sorry to tell you, but, you're going to live!
Haha, I like it when people use my own quotes against me,
Rich, I have to tell you I have crappy nights as well from time to time, but many of us have the same rates. I'd like to know what you find out, but I don't think it is a serious cause for concern. Though I leave open the possibility I am mistaken.
You know as I typed the above I wondered if Google would be my friend, and sure enough, here is what I found;
The typical respiratory rate for a healthy adult at rest is 12–20 breaths per minute.
Average resting respiratory rates by age are:
birth to 6 weeks: 30–60 breaths per minute
6 months: 25–40 breaths per minute
3 years: 20–30 breaths per minute
6 years: 18–25 breaths per minute
10 years: 12–15 breaths per minute
Adults: 12–15 breaths per minute
The value of respiratory rate as an indicator of potential respiratory dysfunction has been investigated but findings suggest it is of limited value.
One study found that only 33% of people presenting to an emergency department with an oxygen saturation below 90% had an increased respiratory rate. An evaluation of respiratory rate for the differentiation of the severity of illness in babies under 6 months found it not to be very useful. Approximately half of the babies had a respiratory rate above 50 breaths per minute, thereby questioning the value of having a "cut-off" at 50 breaths per minute as the indicator of serious respiratory illness.
It has also been reported that factors such as crying, sleeping, agitation and age have a significant influence on the respiratory rate. As a result of these and similar studies the value of respiratory rate as an indicator of serious illness is limited.
And there was this when I searched for what might be considered a high rate, suggesting under 20 is pretty darn normal;
Tachypnea (or "tachypnoea") (Greek: "rapid breathing") is the condition of rapid breathing. In adult humans at rest, any rate between 12-20 breaths per minute is normal and tachypnea is indicated by a ventilatory rate greater than 20 breaths per minute. Children have significantly higher resting ventilatory rates, which decline rapidly during the first three years of life and steadily until around 18 years.
So it would seem Mongo quoting me and me quoting someone else is about right, we're gonna live.....
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