Adult Information for Respiratory Care Services The adult division of respiratory care consists of approximately 75 highly skilled Respiratory Care Practitioners (RCPs) that provide around the clock services to 2 surgical ICUs, a medical ICU, a coronary care ICU, a cardiac surgery ICU, and a neurosciences critical care ICU. As with children, the respiratory rate should be measured when a person is at rest and has not just engaged in vigorous activity. In general, respiratory rates are slightly faster in women than men. 8 The average respiratory rate in a healthy adult is between 12 and 18 breaths per minute. Periodic Breathing in Adults.
F&P Adult Respiratory Care Continuum™ Fisher & Paykel Healthcare offers a comprehensive humidified respiratory solution for all therapies in the F&P Respiratory Care Continuum. The F&P Respiratory Care Continuum illustrates the breadth of respiratory therapies patients may require when in need of respiratory assistance. Types of upper respiratory infection include the common cold (head cold), the mild flu, tonsillitis, laryngitis, and sinus infection. Of the upper respiratory infection symptoms, the most common is a cough. Lung infections may also lead to a stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, achy muscles, and headache.
Symptoms and signs of respiratory disorders include dyspnea (shortness of breath), chest pain, coughing, wheezing, sputum production, hemoptysis (coughing up blood from the respiratory tract), use of accessory muscles of respiration, and tachypnea (rapid rate of breathing). Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), also called acute respiratory distress syndrome, is a type of lung (pulmonary) failure that may result from any disease that causes large amounts of fluid to collect in the lungs.