When the nurse enters a client’s room to measure routine vital signs, the client is on the phone. What technique should the nurse use to determine the respiratory rate? 1) Count

When the nurse enters a client’s room to measure routine vital signs, the client is on the phone. What technique should the nurse use to determine the respiratory rate?
1) Count the respirations during conversational pauses.
2) Ask the client to end the phone call now and resume it at a later time.
3) Wait at the client’s bedside until the phone call is completed and then count respirations.
4) Since there is no evidence of distress or urgency, postpone the measurement until later.

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