Welcome to the lesson on breathing. In this video, we'll discuss how to assess the child or the infant's breathing. If the child or infant is not breathing effectively, it's a life threatening event, and you should treat it as a respiratory arrest. However, if it's abnormal, yet marginally effective breathing, it can be assessed and managed by determining the breathing being too fast or too slow. To Kip Nia is abnormally fast breathing, and has an extensive differential diagnosis, while Brad dyspnea or abnormally slow breathing can be a sign of impending respiratory arrest. To assess effective breathing, you should also check for increased respiratory effort.
Signs of increased respiratory efforts include nasal flaring, rapid breathing, chest retractions, abdominal breathing, Strider, grunting, wheezing, and crackles. This concludes our lesson on breathing. Next, we'll review circulation