Q 24

The nurse is assessing the vital signs of a 3-year-old patient who appears to have an irregular respiratory pattern.How should the nurse assess this child's respirations? A) Count the respirations for 1 full minute, noticing rate and rhythm. B) Check the child's pulse and respirations simultaneously for 30 seconds. C) Check the child's respirations for a minimum of 5 minutes to identify any variations in respiratory pattern. D) Count the patient's respirations for 15 seconds and multiply by four to obtain the number of respirations per minute.

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