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Respiratory arrest is defined as a patient who is not breathing but has a pulse. Rescue breathing should be started at 1 breath every 5 seconds. It’s important to look for good chest rise and fall to make sure the breaths are effective. A defibrillator/monitor should be attached and vitals assessed. If the vitals are stable and oxygen saturation is above 94%, continue giving breaths and consider what caused the respiratory arrest. In preparation for further treatment, an IV should be established and an advanced airway should be considered.