THIS IS AN OLDER VERSION OF THIS SKILL. View how this skill should look when performing for the Florida CNA State Exam. View to proper way to measure and record respirations, which is one component of measuring a patient's vital signs. Respiration is the act of breathing. One complete cycle (breath in and breath out) counts as one respiration. This skill is demonstrated according to current Florida CNA exam standards and includes counting for one full minute. This skill is one of the 21 testable skills on the Florida State CNA exam and is also used in RN and LPN training. Additional resources can be found at 4YourCNA.com.