Archive for the 'Breathing Pattern' Category

Nursing diagnosis – ineffective breathing pattern

ShareInspiration and/or expiration that does not provide adequate ventilation DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Accessory muscle use • Abnormal heart rate response to activity • Altered respiratory rate or depth or both • Assumption of 3-point position • Decreased minute ventilation • Decreased vital capacity • Decreased tidal volume • Dyspnea • Nasal flaring • Prolonged expiratory [...]