The Other Guy/ Paramaybe?
Well, apparantly I learned, that according to my Captain at least, it is "inefficient" and a "waste of time" to measure Breaths per Minute by actually counting the breaths in a minute. Like to him, apparently even the "breaths in 15 sec x4" is too long and I should be able to on 100% every patient, give a number after a few seconds observation of two or three breaths...
And that our Pt with slight difficulty breathing with audible wheezes and low O2 sats that we put on Oxygen, but otherwise stable and we were just monitoring until the ambulance actually arrived, is no exception .....
Respirations are always 16 anyway... or at least that's what everyone documents in the PCR.