Chapter 9

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Chapter 9
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2011-10-31 01:12:31
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Airway Management
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  1. What are the major functions of the upper airway?
    • 1. Warm the air
    • 2. Filter the air
    • 3. Humidify the air as it enters the body through the nose and mouth
  2. What is the process of moving air into and out of the lungs.
    Ventilation
  3. What is the actual exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the alveoli as well as the tissues of the body?
    Respiration
  4. What is the average tidal volume of an adult male? What is the average dead space of an adult male?
    • 1. Tidal Volume: 500 mL
    • 2. Dead Space: 150 mL
  5. What is the process of loading oxygen molecules onto hemoglobin in the blood stream?
    Oxygenation
  6. What are the percentages of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide in the air?
    • 1. Oxygen: 21%
    • 2. Nitrogen: 78%
    • 3. Carbon Dioxide: 0.3%
  7. What is the proper way of measuring an Oropharyngeal Airway?
    From the ear lobe to the corner of the mouth.
  8. What is the proper way of measuring a Nasopharyngeal Airway?
    From the ear lobe to the tip of the nose.

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