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The rapid shallow breathing index is calculated by finding the respiratory frequency and tidal volume of the patient's breathing pattern. The index is expressed as a mathematical ratio such that the frequency is a lowerc... More »

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According to the American Association for Respiratory Care, the rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) formula is an objective method by which a patient is considered ready to be weaned off of a ventilator. AARC notes that... More »

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There are several common causes of shallow breathing, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, including asthma, blood clot, and choking. COPD, heart failure, lung infection, pneumonia or transient tachypnea c... More »

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According to the American Association for Respiratory Care, the rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) formula is an objective method by which a patient is considered ready to be weaned off of a ventilator. AARC notes that... More »

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The most common breathing test is a spirometry, and it measures how much air a person is able to exhale in one second and overall, according to Healthline. These measurements are known as the FEV1 and the FVC, and the te... More »

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