Breathing Problems

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Breathing Problems
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What 3 things do ventilators do to help a patient with breathing problems?
Deliver oxygen ; Eliminate carbon dioxide ; Ease the work of breathing
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What are the 2 main types of mechanical ventilator?
Negative pressure ventilators and Positive pressure ventilators
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What is another name for a negative pressure ventilator?
An iron lung
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The following questions are to describe what happens in the negative pressure ventilator...
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The patient is placed into a __________ ___________
Sealed Chamber
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When air is pumped out of the chamber this lowers the ____(1)____ inside to form a ____(2)____
(1) Pressure ; (2) Vacuum
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As a result, the __________ of the patient moves up
Ribcage
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This increases the ____(1)____ and decreases the ____(2)____ inside the thorax
(1) Volume ; (2) Pressure
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So air from the outside is drawn into the ________, like normal breathing
Lungs
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The vacuum pump is then switched off and air moves back into the chamber, increasing the ___________
Pressure
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The ribcage lowers, ____(1)____ the volume and ____(2)____ the pressure inside the thorax
(1) Decreasing ; (2) Increasing
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The following questions are to describe what happens in the positive pressure ventilator...
.
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These ventilators work by pushing air into the patient's _______
Lungs
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Once the lungs have been ___________, the air pressure stops
Inflated
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The lungs naturally deflate as the ribcage moves _______, forcing the air back out of the lungs
Down
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What are the 3 ways by which positive pressure can be provided?
Using a simple face mask ; A tube going into the trachea (intubation) ; Full-scale ventilation machines
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What 3 possible risks are there of using ventilators?
Lung infection ; Collapsed lung ; Side effects of medication
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Which type of ventilator is most like the natural breathing process?
Negative. It reduces the pressure like a normal lung ; Creates a suction from higher pressure outside to low pressure inside - natural breathing process
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What 3 things do ventilators do to help a patient with breathing problems?

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Deliver oxygen ; Eliminate carbon dioxide ; Ease the work of breathing

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What are the 2 main types of mechanical ventilator?

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What is another name for a negative pressure ventilator?

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The following questions are to describe what happens in the negative pressure ventilator...

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