I know what's respiration mean that's for every breath in and breath out it's consider as 1 respiration. But usually I have a hard time to keep track of counting it because it's kinda hard by just looking at their chest raise and fall...b/c sometimes I really didn't see that their chest raise and fall for few sec b/c the breathing is not that deep...then the breathing went back to it normal stage again (this time I can see it).
My question is: When we count respiration, are we allow to put our hand on the person stomach or somewhere so that we can keep track of their breathing so it would be more easier to count the respiration? Please, let me know if this is allow to do or not.
B/c I asked my instructor that can I put my hand on the pt chest when counting respiration and she said no b/c by doing that it would make the pt feel uncomfortable. Last time when I asked my instructor this question I forgot to tell her that I mean can I put my hand below their clavicle (anatomy term) to feel their breathing...not on their chest b/c I know that would make people uncomfortable especially female...