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Respiratory Theory I Final

Normal PaO2 range is within____to____mmHg?
Give 2 clinical signs of hypoxemia.
Hypertension, Tachycardia.
T/F. One of the body's first responces to hypoxemia is to increase the rate and depth of respirations?
T/F. Administration of supplemental O2 will increase the partial pressure of O2 in the alveoli?
T/F. Administraton of supplemental O2 may serve to exacerbate the hypoxemia and increase the body's stimulus to increase cardiac output?
You are selecting an O2 delivery device for a patient with COPD. His arterial blood gas results indicate he is a chronic CO2 retainer requiring very precise FIO2. Which device would you choose for this patient?
A Venturi Mask.
T/F. Administration of supplemental O2 will increase the partial pressure of O2 in the alveoli?
T/F. Large volume aerosol generators allow for adjustment of air entrainment that determines the delivered FIO2?
To qualify as a true High Flow O2 Device a system should privide at least_____LPM?
60 LPM
A nasal cannula at 1 LPM delivers what % of O2 delivered?
A nasal cannula at 2 LPM delivers what % of O2 delivered?
A nasal cannula at 3 LPM delivers what % of O2 delivered?
A nasal cannula at 4 LPM delivers what % of O2 delivered?
A nasal cannula at 5 LPM delivers what % of O2 delivered?
A nasal cannula at 6 LPM delivers what % of O2 delivered?
A simple mask at 7 LPM delivers what % of O2 delivered?
A simple mask at 8 LPM delivers what % of O2 delivered?
A simple mask at 9 LPM delivers what % of O2 delivered?
A simple mask at 10 LPM delivers what % of O2 delivered?
You should never run a simple mask on less than 6 LPM because of what reason?
CO2 buildup in the mask.
What 2 conditions affect the performance of a simple mask?
Minute volume and Tidal Volume.
A nasal cannula is considered a____flow device?
A simple mask is considered a____flow device?
A partial rebreather mask is also known as what?
Reservoir system.
A Nonrebreather has ____________ that prevent the rebreathing of exhaled gas?
One way valves.
A nonrebreather is also known as what type of device?
Reservoir system.
What FIO2 can a Partial rebreather deliver to the patient?
What FIO2 can a Nonrebreather deliver to the patient?
What is the air/O2 ratio for 100%
What is the air/O2 ratio for 70%
What is the air/O2 ratio for 40%
What is the air/O2 ratio for 35%
What is the air/O2 ratio for 30%
What is the air/O2 ratio for 28%
What is the air/O2 ratio for 24%
_____________Provide constant concentrations of O2 by meeting or exceeding patients flow requirements?
High Flow Systems.
Give the most popular device used in Respiratory Care that is considered a High Flow Device.
Venturi Mask.
What High Flow system generates particulate water for deposition in the respiratory tract?
Air Entrainment Nebulizer.
What is the purpose for using a croup tent?
To provide a cool mist and O2 enrichment.
What is the FIO2 High range for a Croup Tent?
Where should you analyze the O2 level in a croup tent?
at patients face
What provides a controlled O2 environment for an infant?
What must be carefully controlled when using an Oxyhood with an infant?
What device uses Servo-Controlled temperature?
What must be monitored on an infant inside an incubator?
Infants under 1 month of age exposed to high O2 levels are in danger of what condition?
What device delivers O2 at pressures greater than 1 atmosphere?
Hyperbaric chamber.
What device would be indicated for decompression sickness?
HBO therapy
What device would be indicated for air or gas embolism?
HBO therapy
Give 3 HBO complications.
Fire O2 toxicity, Barotrauma.
What gas therapy activates cGMP causing smooth muscle relaxation?
Nitric Oxide.
When withdrawing Nitric oxide therapy, what should you do to prevent the "rebound effect"?
Flush with O2.
What medical gas therapy is used to manage large airway obstruction?
What is the % amount for helium in heliox?
80% and 70%
What is the % amount for O2 in heliox?
20% and 30%
What is the correction factor for an 80/20 dose of heliox?
What is the correction factor for an 70/30 dose of heliox?
What device must be used when administering Heliox to a patient?
Give 2 examples of an electrochemical analyzer?
Galvanic Fuel Cell and Polarographic.
What is the accuracy of Electrochemical analyzer?
+/- 2%
What analyzer uses oxygen mediated chemical reaction?
Galvanic Fuel Cell.
A Hudson analyzer is an__________
Galvanic Fuel Cell
An Ohmeda analyzer is an_________
Galvanic Fuel Cell
A Teledyne analyzer is an_________
Polarographic Analyzer
If you wanted to measure O2 concentration in the quickest way what analyzer would be the the best choice?
What type of analyzer cannot be used near flammable gases?
Electrical analyzer
What are 2 examples of an electrical analyzer?
Before analyzing O2 with an analyzer at what % should you calabrate it?
21% and 100%
A device device that can detect concentration of O2 in any gas mixture is called?
Physical analyzer.
Give an example of a Physical Analyzer.
Beckman D-2
What is one disadvantage of the Physical Analyzer?
only accurate at sea level.
Define Hypoxemia
Dangerously low levels of arterial O2 to meet tissue demands.
What is the threshold PaO2 for Hypoxemia?
< 60mmHg
What is the threshold SaO2 for Hypoxemia?
< 90mmHg
What is the newborn threshold PaO2 for Hypoxemia?
< 50mmHg
What is the newborn threshold SaO2 for Hypoxemia?
< 88mmHg
In what acute cardiac condition is O2 therapy especially important?
Myocardial infarction
What effect does hypoxemia have on the pulmonary blood vessels? What are the long term consequences of this effect?
Pulmonary vasoconstriction. Right ventricular failure or Cor Pulmonale.
What are 3 basic ways to determine weather a patient needs O2?
1. Lab tests 2. specific clinical problem or condition 3. tachypnea, Cyanosis, distressed overall appearance.
O2 toxicity affects what two organ systems?
Lungs, CNS
The harm caused by O2 is influenced by what two factors?
PO2 and Exposure Time
What specific type of COPD patient is likely to experiance depression of ventilatory drive while breathing O2?
Patients with Chronic Hypercapnea
How can you reduce the risk of ROP?
Keep infant PO2 below 80mmHg
When should you attach the cannula to a bubble humidifier?
When flows are greater than 4 LPM
What is the maximum flow for newborns?
< 2 LPM
Why does the range of FIO2 delivered by nasal cannulas vary so much?
Because of mouth breathing, RR, Tidal volume, Inspiratory flow rates, minute ventilation.
How can you tell if a nonrebreathing mask has an adequate flow rate?
The bag does not fully deflate on inspiration.
Air entrainment devices are classified as high flow. For what settings is this usually true?
35% or less
How do you boost the total flow when using an AEM?
Increase the input flow.
What is the minimum flow set to for an Oxyhood?
What is the harmful consequence that occurs when the flow rate into the hood is too high?
May generate harmful noise levels.
What effect will cold air flowing into the hood have on a premature infant?
Increases O2 consumption and may cause apnea.
What is the best way to control O2 delivery to an infant inside an incubator?
O2 Hood.
What is the primary benefit of the infant incubator?
Helps maintain a neutral thermal environment.
What property of helium results in decreased WOB?
Low density.
What happens in the exudative phase (24-72 hrs)?
Changes in alveolar type II cells, Destruction of pulmonary/capillary endothelial cells and alveolar edema.
What happens in the Proliferative phase (> 72 hrs), late phase?
Hylaine membrane formation and hyperplasia of type II cells.
The more critically ill the patient__________
The greater the need for a stable high FIO2
A critically ill adult patient w/ moderate to severe hypoxemia needs___________
Either a reservoir system or a high flow system capable of 60% O2.
More stable patients but are acutely ill w/ mild to moderate hypoxemia needs___________
A system of low to moderate O2 concentration can be used (nasal cannula or simple mask).
The less stable the patient's condition___________
The greater is the need for a high flow AEM.
A moderately hypoxemic patient w/ endotracheal tube in place, what device is most appropriate?
Either an Air entrainment nebulizer or O2 blender-humidifier system w/ T-tube Briggs Adapter.
What is the most popular Diffusion Humidifier used in Respiratory Care?
Bubble type.
What is the relative humidity % delivered by a bubble humidifier?
What relative humidity % is delivered by a Wick Humidifier?
A Wick Humidifier is also known as a __________?
type of passover humidifier.
What should a RT do first when treating a patient on a Cascade II when giving a SVN breathing treatment?
Shut off the Cascade II.
Why should you turn off a Cascade II when giving a SVN treatment?
Because the heating element will sense the change and compensate for it and get hotter.
Give an example of a Passover Humidifier.
Emerson "hot pot."
HME's are also known as_______?
Artificial nose.
What does an HME utilize to provide humidity to the patient?
Patient's exhaled gas.
What is the ideal Relative Humidity delivered by an HME?
Candidates for Transtracheal O2 must have a PO2 of less than____ to qualify for the proceedure?
To qualify for TTO2 a patients PCO2 must be less than____ on supplemental O2?
What must a TTO2 patient do before cleaning a SCOOP 1 catheter?
Put on a nasal cannula.
A SCOOP 1 must be removed and cleaned periodically at least_________?
Once a week.
Name 2 gases that are flammable.
Cycloproprane, Ethylene
Name 6 medical gases that support combustion.
O2, N2O, Air, O2/N2, O2/CO2, He/O2
What medical gases that are nonflammable?
N2, CO2, He
What is in a Gray/Green cylinder?
What is in a Brown cylinder?
What is in a Brown/Green cylinder?
What is in a Yellow cylinder?
What is in a Black cylinder?
What is in a Orange cylinder?
What is in a Blue cylinder?
Nitrous Oxide
What is in a Grey cylinder?
What is in a Green cylinder?
What is the working pressure of a wall outlet?
50 psi
Give 4 uses for the PISS system.
Indexing for small cylinders, Exact placement determined by pin locaton, Six hole pin combination, O2 is 2:5 configuration
Name the most economical way to produce oxygen.
Fractional Distillation
A cylinder with a 3A stamp indicates what about the construction of the tank?
Made of Carbon Steel
A cylinder with a 3AA stamp indicates what about the construction of the tank?
Produced from heat treated steel alloy
How much Oxygen can be stored in a Bulk Reservoir?
13,000 Cubic feet of gas
Give 2 uses for a DISS connection.
For low flow pressure connections, Used on threaded valve outlets.
In Celsius, kinetic activity stops at?
-273 degrees C
Absolute zero is what in Kelvin?
Zero degrees
K= degree of Celsius + ?
Convert 103 degrees F into C.
39 degrees C
Convert 40 degrees C into F.
104 derees F
Substances that go from a solid to a gas, bypassing the liquid state is called?
Molecules that break through liquid surface and convert ot a free gass below boiling point is called?
Define vapor pressure.
Pressure exerted by molecules hitting the surface of a liquid and escaping
One atmosphere equals how many PSI?
14.7 psi
One atmosphere equals how much in mmHg?
If a person were to decend 3 atmospheres underwater, how much pressure would it exert in Ft/H2O?
135.6 ft/H2O
One atmosphere equals how much pressure in ft/H2O?
33.9 ft/H2O
What type of barometer consists of a sealed evacuated metl box with a flexible spring that responds to external pressures?
What type of barometer indicates the downward force of Atmospheric pressure by the height of the column?
What guage measures pressure consisting of a coiled tube gear mechanism and indicator needle?
One atmosphere equals what amount in cm/H2O pressure?
One mmHg equals how much in cm/H2O pressure?
175 mmHg is equal to how much in cm/H2O pressure?
238 cm/H2O
One PSI equals what pressure in cm/H2O?
535 psi is what in cm/H2O?
The actual amount of water vapor is called what?
Water vapor content
The actual content or weight of water present in a given volume of air is callled?
Absolute Humidity
At Body temperature of 37 degrees C, Water Vapor Content equals?
44 mg/L
At body temperature of 37 degrees C, Water Vapor Pressure equals?
47 mmHg
What is Conduction?
Primary Transfer of heat in solids
What is Convection?
Primary transfer of heat in liquids and gas
What is Radiation?
Occurs without direct physical contact (Infrared)
At a temperature of 24 degrees C, a capacity of 22.5 mg/L, what is the relative humidity if the absolute humidity has a content of 14 mg/L?
Define cohesion
Attraction between like molecules
A liquid in a tube that forms a convex meniscus is an example of what?
Define Adhesion
Attraction between unlike molecules
A liquid in a tube that forms a concave meniscus is an example of what?
According to LaPlaces law, if you increase the radius there will be what?
Decrease in pressure
Forces exerted by like molecules at a liquids surface is called what?
Surface Tension
Surface tension varies inversley with what?
The law that states that 1 gram of atomic weight of any substance contains exactly the same number of atoms, molecules or ions is who's law?
Avagrado's Law
At STPD, Ideal molar volume is what in leters?
STPD equals what?
0* C, 760 mmHg, Dry
What is the GMW of Oxygen?
What is the GMW of Helium?
The total pressure of gases in a mixture is the sum of all the partial pressures of all the gases is who's law?
Dalton's Law
What is the partial pressure of Oxygen?
What is the partial pressure of Nitrogen?
What percent does oxygen occupy at 760 mmHg?
What percent does Nitrogen occupy at 760 mmHg?
The Atmosphere is composed of 4 gases, what are they?
N2, O2, AR, CO2
When the temperature of a gas remains constant and the pressure exerted by that gas is inversely proportional to ist volume, who's law is this?
Boyle's Law
If you have 724L of a gas and it is compressed from an "ambient pressure" of 14.7 psi to 1700 psi, what will the new volume in the tank be?
If the pressure were kept constant, the volume would vary directly with changes in absolute temperture, who's law is this?
Charle's Law
If 500 ml's of O2 at body temperature (37 C), were heated to 45 C what would the new volume, providing the pressure was constant at 760 mmHg?
When the volume remains constant, the pressure exerted by that gas is proportional to it's absolute temperature, who's law is this?
Gay-Lussac's Law
Pressure in a cylinder is 2500 psi at 32 C. What would this pressure become if the gas were heated to 37?
What is BTPS?
37* C, 760 mmHg, Saturated
Diffusion of a gas is inversely proportional to the square rood of its density is who's law?
Graham's Law
How many ml's of O2 will dissolve in 1 ml of blood at 37* C and 760 mmHg?
0.023 ml's
As the forward velocity of a gas increases, its lateral pressure decreases with a corresponding increase in forward pressure. Who's principle is this?
Bernoulli's Principle
When source gas of O2 meets restriction, lateral pressure drops, draws in second gas (air) and gives a greater total flow. Who's principle is this?
Venturi's Principle
A number that determines if gas flow through a tube is either laminar or turbulent is called?
Reynold's Number
A Reynold's number greater than 2000 indicates?
Laminar flow
A Reynold's number less than 2000 indicates?
Turbulent flow
What agency sets standards and safty guidelines for compressed gas?
What agency creates standards for the storage of flammable and oxidizing gases?
What Regulatory agency is responsible for the CGA?
What regulatory agency sets purity level of medical gases?
What regulatory agency provides standards for and regulates medical devices?
What agency is responsible for regulations regarding cylinder construction and transport?
What guage actually measures pressure but also records flow?
What device measures actual flow, used with low gas pressure source?
Thorpe Tube
What type of thorpe tube will not affect liter flow due to downstream resistance?
Compensated thorpe tube
What type of thorpe tube is "resricted flow" and wil read lower than actual flow?
Uncompensated thorpe tube
This type of flowmeter is similar to a thorpe tube but uses a plunger instead of a ball float, what type is this?