Chapter Six, respiratory distress or failure. Welcome to the lesson on recognizing respiratory distress or failure. In this video, we'll discuss what respiratory distress or failure is and how to recognize them. respiratory distress is a condition in which pulmonary activity is insufficient to bring oxygen and to remove carbon dioxide from the blood. challenges arise with the recognition of respiratory distress. An individual appears to be breathing, but he's not actually breathing effectively.
Proper rate and depth of breathing is important to assess when evaluating whether the person is effectively breathing. The two main actions involved in breathing or ventilation and oxygenation. Signs and symptoms of which you can review in your corresponding pls manual in the table in figure 11. If the individual is in respiratory distress, their airway will open without support. Other signs and symptoms include ticket via increased respiratory effort, clear lung sounds tachycardia, agitation, and pale and variable. If the individual is in respiratory failure, the airway could be possibly obstructed.
Other signs and symptoms include slow breathing or no breathing effort, abnormal lung sounds, bratty cardia failure to respond, and psychotic and variable. In some instances, breath sounds can provide information about the source of the breathing problem. Abnormal breath sounds include Strider, grunting, wheezing, crackles, and absent or decreased breath sounds. For information on the source of breathing problems associated with each breath sound consult table 11 in your corresponding pls manual. This concludes our lesson on recognizing respiratory distress or failure. Next, we'll review the causes of respiratory distress or failure.