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Medical: 5 Pulmonary: 1

(c)

until the concentrations are equal) In order for diffusion to occur, the following functions must be intact

(i)

The

alveolar

walls

must

be

intact

and not thickened (ii) The interstitial space (between the

alveoli and capillary wall) must not be enlarged or filled with fluid

(3)

    • (iii)

      The capillary walls must be intact and not thickened

  • (d)

    Emergent intervention for diffusion problems includes

    • (i)

      Provision of high flow oxygen

    • (ii)

      Taking measures to reduce inflammation in the interstitial space

Perfusion

(a)

(b)

Perfusion refers to the process of circulating blood through the pulmonary capillary bed In order for perfusion to occur, the

following functions must be

(i)

There

must

be

adequate

intact blood volume

(and adequate hemoglobin within the

(c)

blood)

  • (ii)

    The pulmonary cap intact and not oc

  • (iii)

    The left hea functioning prope smooth flow of bl pulmonary capilla

Emergent intervention problems includes

illaries must be cluded rt must be rly to assure a ood through the ry bed for perfusion

(i)

Ensuring

adequate

volume and hemogl (ii) Optimizing left h

circulating obin levels eart function as

necessary

c)

Rational

e behind learning physio

logy

  • (1)

    There are many, many different pulmonary diseases

  • (2)

    Many diseases act in a variety of different ways on a number of body systems

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