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What does the upper airway consist of ?
- - Nasopharnyx
- - Nasal air passage
- - Pharynx
- - Mouth
- - Oropharynx
- - Epiglottis
What does the lower airway consist of ?
- - Larynx
- - Trachea
- - Alveoli
- - Bronchioles
- - Main bronchi
What is the active, muscular part of breathing called ?
A peroid of not breathing
A dangerous condition in which the body tissues and cells do not have enough oxygen.
Pressure on the cricoid cartilage: applied to occlude the esophagus in order to inhibit gastric destention and regurgitation of vomitus in the unconscious patient
A partial or complete accumulation of air in the pleural space.
A technique that is used to prevent Gastric distention in which pressure is applied to the cricoid cartilage: also refered to as cricoid pressure
What are conditions commonly associated with Hypoxia?
- - Heart attack
- - Pulmonary edema
- - Acute Narcotic or sedative overdose
- - Stroke
- - Chest injury
- - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- - Astma
- - Premature birth
What are signs of inadequate breathing?
- - Respiratory rate fewer than 12 breaths/min or more then 20 breaths/min in the presence of dyspnea
- - Irregular rhythm
- - Auscultated breath sounds are diminished, absent, or noisy.
- - Reduced flow of expired air at the mouth or nose
- - Increased effort of breathing
- - Shallow depth
- - Skin that is pale
- - Skin pulling in around the ribs or above the clavicle during inspiration (retractions)
The air that we exhale contains how much oxygen and carbon dioxide?
16% oxygen and 3% to 5% of carbon dioxide. The rest is Nitrogen.. 79%
What are indications and contraindications when using a OPA.
- - Unconscious patients without a gag reflex (breathing or apneic)
- - any apniec patient being ventilated with a BVM device.
- - Conscious patients
- - Any Patient (conscious of unconscious) who has an intact gag reflex.
What are indications and contraindications when using a NPA.
- - Semiconscious or unconscious pations with an intact gag reflex
- - Patients who otherwise will not tolerate an OPA.
- - Severe head injury with blood drainging from the nose
- - History of fractured Nasal bone
Occasional, gasping breaths that occur after the heart has stopped.
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