Using Breath Counter 3.0

Using Breath Counter 3.0

Measuring a child’s respiratory rate correctly is an important diagnostic tool in determining whether a child has community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Based on the latest Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) protocols, a child aged under 5 years old is classified as having community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) based on the following respiratory rate cut-offs: Children aged 2 – 11 months: ≥ 50 breaths per minute Children aged 1 – 5 years: ≥ 40 breaths per minute It is therefore important to ensure that a child’s respiratory rate is counted as precisely as possible. However, this is not always easy to implement at