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The details of collection for ICU and medicine are different. For the timing and which value to use, see:

Data Element (edit)
Field Name: Ap_RespRate
CCMDB Label: not stated
CCMDB tab: Apache
Table: L_Log table
Data type: number
Length: single
Program: CC
Created/Raw: Raw
Start Date: 1988-07-11
End Date: 2300-01-01
Sort Index: 62

The patient's respiratory rate level in breaths/min.

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Legacy implementation right in the table

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Apache Physiological Variable
variable name respiratory rate
unit breaths/min
absolute max allowed 95
warning max 79
high score 4 >=50
high score 3 >=35 and <50
high score 2
high score 1 >=25 and <35
score 0 >=12 and <25
low score 1 >=10 and <12
low score 2 >=6 and <10
low score 3
low score 4 <6
AP phys warnMin 2
AP phys absMin 2


This value is used to generate the APACHE Score.

Collecting Apache physiological variables

There are some specific rules to follow in choosing which one of several lab results to collect.

See APACHE physiological variable collection for details.

Cross Chcks

Rules described in APACHE_physiological_variable_collection#Exceptionally_high_or_low_values are implemented by Check APACHE physiological variable high low.

Data Integrity Checks

Data Integrity Checks (automatic list)

Check APACHE physiological variable high lowCCMDB.accdbimplemented

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