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Medical: 5 Pulmonary: 1

(3)

Learning the pathophysiology of every respiratory disease is impossible at the paramedic level, and is not a useful exercise

(4)

(5)

because of the dynamic nature of newly developing or identified pulmonary pathologies However, all respiratory problems, old new, can be categorized as impacting ventilation, diffusion, or perfusion Treatment can be initiated rapidly and

or

effectively once the problem has been

identified as ventilation,

diffusion,

2.

perfusion or a Anatomy of the pulmonary

  • a)

    The upper airway

    • (1)

      Functions

combination system

      • (a)

        Conduit for air

      • (b)

        Filtration

      • (c)

        Warming

      • (d)

        Humidification

      • (e)

        Protection of lower airway

    • (2)

      Structures

      • (a)

        Nose

      • (b)

        Pharynx

      • (c)

        Larynx

  • b)

    The lower airway

    • (1)

      Functions

    • (a)

      Conduit for air

    • (b)

      Filtration

    • (c)

      Warming

    • (d)

      Humidification

    • (e)

      Removal of foreign particles

  • (2)

    Structures

(a)

Trachea

(b)

Bronchi

(c)

Bronchioles

(d)

Cilia

c)

  • (a)

    Facilitate gas exchange

  • (b)

    Transfer gases

  • (c)

    Mechanism and normals

  • (d)

    Diffusion

interface

The

gas exchange

(1)

Functions

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───────────────────────── United States Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum

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