• Question 3 (500 words) A change in a patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and respiratory rate can all be an indication of clinical deterioration. It has been suggested that a changing respiratory rate is the earliest indication of clinical deterioration and yet it is often not measured correctly, or not measured at all. Using evidence-based literature to support your arguments:
. Discuss why a changing respiratory rate is an important indicator of clinical deterioration.
2. Explain how the respiratory rate can be measured reliably and accurately.