CNA- Chapter 24

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  1. apnea
     lack or absence (a) of breathing (pnea)
  2. bradypnea
    Slow (brady) breathing (pnea); respiration are fewer than 12 per minute
  3. Cheyne-Stokes respirations
    Respirations gradually increase in rate and depth and then become shallow and slow; breathing may stop (apnea) for 10 to 20 seconds
  4. dyspnea
    Difficult, labored, or painful (dys) breathing (pnea)
  5. hyperventilation
    Respirations (ventilation) are rapid (hyper) and deeper than normal
  6. hypoventilation
    Respirations (ventilation) are slow (hypo), shallow, and sometimes irregular
  7. Hypoxia
    Cells do not have enough (hypo) oxygen (oxia)
  8. Kussmaul respirations
    Very deep and rapid respirations
  9. orthopnea
    Breathing deeply and comfortably only when sitting (ortho)
  10. orthopneic position
    Sitting up (ortho)  and leaning over a table to breathe
  11. tachypnea
    Rapid (tachy) breathing (pnea); respiration are more than 20 per mintue
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CNA- Chapter 24
assisting with oxygen needs
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