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What are the structures of the upper airway?

Nasal cavity
Oral cavity
Pharynx
Larynx

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What are the structures of the lower airway?

Trachea
Bronchi
Alveoli

2

What is the most immediate measure of gas exchange?

Capnography

3

What is respiration vs. ventilation?

Respiration is gas exchange whereas ventilation is the mechanical movement of the air

4

Where is the site of most aspirated foreign bodies?

The right mainstream bronchi

5

What is the sac that covers the lung?

the pleura

6

Where is the site of cellular respiration?

Capillaries

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_______ is the pressure exerted by each component of gas mixture.

Partial pressure

8

____ is the movement of air from high concentration to low concentration.

Diffusion

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___ is the main part of the organ

Parenchyma

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What is the connective tissue that covers the lung?

Pleura

11

What are two causes of decreased hemoglobin?

Anemia & hemorrhage

12

What is the normal ventilation rate for an adult

12 to 20

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What is the normal rate for expired CO2?

35-45

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What is the main respiratory center in the body?

Medulla

15

The _____ reflex tells you when you've inhaled enough air.

Herring-Brewers

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What measures the amount of chemicals in the blood?

Chemoreceptors

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Deep and fast respirations are known as _____.

Kussmal respirations

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Diabetic ketoacidosis pts normally have what type of respirations.

Kussmal

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Cheyne-stokes respirations are usually _____

Really fast then really slow

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What type of patients normally have cheyne-stokes respirations?

Brain stem injuries

21

Biot's respirations are usually what?

Really fast then periods of apnea

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What type of patients have biots respirations?

Patients with high intracranial pressure

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____ is the stiffness/flexibility of lung tissue.

Compliance

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The higher the respiratory rate, the ___ the end tidal CO2.

Lower

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What type of airway is inserted blindly but does not enter the glottis?

Extraglottic

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Some EGAs sit in the esophagus (which places it behind the vocal cords). These are referred to as…

Retroglottic airway

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Other EGAs sit above the vocal cords. These are called…

Supraglottic airways

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What is the name of the instrument used for lifting the tongue and epiglottis so you can see the vocal cords?

Laryngoscope

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The structure that the Mac blade fits into is called the…

Vallecula