Signs of Respiratory Muscle Paralysis and Impending Respiratory Failure

In this article, we will discuss the Signs of Respiratory Muscle Paralysis and Impending Respiratory Failure. So, let’s get started.

Signs

1. Signs of Respiratory Muscle Paralysis

An increase in respiratory rate

Inability to count up to 20 in one breath

Use of accessory respiratory muscles

Suppressed cough

Paradoxical inward movements of abdomen during inspiration

2. Signs of impending respiratory failure

Decreasing forced vital capacity

Declining maximal respiratory pressures

Hypoxemia on ABG

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