In the time I have spent researching CPR and First Aid I have learned a lot about both procedures and have found that they go hand and hand. Even though yes both have difference. CPR is preformed on somebody who is experiencing cardiac arrest or respiratory arrest. Knowing how to perform CPR and first aid is very important. People experience cardiac arrest everyday and they are thankful for the person who responded and performed CPR to save there life.
Gas laws help us understand certain aspects of human anatomy such as pressure. Laplace’s Law is one gas law that helps explain distending pressures within the body. Terry Jardins explained in his book, Cardiopulmonary Anatomy & Physiology Essentials of respiratory care that “Laplace’s law describes how the distending pressure of a liquid bubble is influenced by (1) the surface tension of the bubble and (2) the size of the bubble itself (Jardins). If the sphere only has one liquid-gas interface then the equation is written as P= 2ST/r (Jardins).” In this equation P represents the pressure difference which will be measured in dynes/cm2. ST will be the variable for surface tension and will also be measured in dynes/cm2.
“Wherever the art of Medicine is loved, there is also a love of Humanity,” says Hippocrates. This love is shown through the efforts of those who work and have worked to improve the medical field for so long to better the United States. Throughout the last one-hundred years the health of the nation and the state of our hospitals in the United States has become a big concern. As the people of the United States health decreases the need for an advanced medical field grows. The medical field is already very advanced and has advanced much in the last one-hundred years.
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Primarily seen in the humidification of dry, cool air, the nasopharynx is responsible for warming inspired air to body temperature. In respiratory patients with bypassed upper-airways, such as tracheostomy or endotracheal intubation, an inability to raise the temperature of the inspired gas causes immediate and potential long-term damage to the airways (Kacmarek, Stoller & Heuer, 2013). The use of humidification therapy, where a contained cylinder o... ... middle of paper ... ...in the storage of compressed oxygen. Despite the fact that Charles’ Law is not a new governing principle to gas expansion, the development of oxygen therapy will allow for a vaster understanding and application of the theory to all areas of healthcare. As with any principle of medicine, the full comprehension can only be expected as education and presentation of the principle continues to grow; in the illustration of Charles’ Law, the more people who throw hairspray on fires, the better we will understand why humidification therapy works.
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Breathing, coughing, sneezing… All these actions are controlled by the fascinating respiratory system. Your respiratory system does all sorts of things in order to keep the intake of oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide running smoothly. After reading this piece, maybe you will think differently of the respiratory system. When you inhale, the air travels from the mouth and nose to the larynx and down the trachea, a tube that is right next to the passage foods take. The trachea stretches down to the chest cavity, and splits into two tubes called the bronchi.
Emphysema The human respiratory system includes the lungs, pathways connecting them to the outside environment and structures in the chest that help the movement of air in and out of the lungs. When the movement of air in and out of the lungs is limited, people experience a difficulty in breathing. Emphysema is a type of chronic lung-disease. It results when the air sacs walls are heavily damaged causing loss of elasticity. The main cause of emphysema is smoking and the treatments can’t reverse or stop this disease but can help to relieve symptoms, treat complications, and minimize disability.
Pulmonary compliance is the term used for the dispensability of the lungs and their ability to stretch in response to a given change in the transmural pressure gradient. Elastic recoil refers to the ability of the lung to snap back to resting position during expiration. The lungs can be filled to about 5.5 liters when at maximal inspiration, and on the other hand emptied t... ... middle of paper ... ...hortness of breath. In conclusion, the respiratory system contributes to homeostasis by obtaining O2 from and eliminating CO2 to the external environment. All of the body’s cells need an adequate amount of O2 to use in oxidizing nutrient molecules to generate ATP.