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Question :
Posted On : 22 Dec 2018
In a febrile patient we are supposed to substract a figure of 15 per degree F rise of temperature from the observed pulse rate to get the actual pulse rate. Fever also increase the respiratory rate. So what figure has to be substracted from the oberved respiratory rate to get the actual respiratory rate to decide whether the patient has tachypnea or not_?
Expert Answer :
There is no exact deduction for respiratory rate in case of fever.
Answer Discussion :
Sandra Rodriguez
2 years ago
arun kumar chatterjee
four per degree rise of temp to be subtracted
2 years ago
George M
four should be subtracted from the observed respiratory rate
2 years ago
Raisur Rahman
2 years ago

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