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What respiratory rate is acceptable for a 6y.O. Trachee at rest (seated)?Work of breathing always fairly high. Best usu 24 but not lately.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Depends on baseline

Everyone has a baseline rate, which his rate is on a day to day basis, especially when not ill.
A 6 year old can be between about 15 and 30. (if the child is always healthy, any baseline rate in that range should be ok). However, if a child's baseline increases a lot, over a few days to months, one needs to ask why, such as infection, heart disese, tummy distention, low o2, high co2, etc...

In brief: Depends on baseline

Everyone has a baseline rate, which his rate is on a day to day basis, especially when not ill.
A 6 year old can be between about 15 and 30. (if the child is always healthy, any baseline rate in that range should be ok). However, if a child's baseline increases a lot, over a few days to months, one needs to ask why, such as infection, heart disese, tummy distention, low o2, high co2, etc...
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