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Chapter 10 Airway management
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The upper tract or the passage above the larynx, which includes the nose, mouth, and throat
The volume of air moved through the lungs in 1 minute minus the dead space; calculated by multiplying tidal volume (minus dead space) and respiratory rate.
Alveolar minute volume
The volume of air that reaches the alveoli. It is determined by subtracting the amount of dead space from tidal volume
A safety system for oxygen cylinders, designed to prevent the accidental attachment of a regulator to a cylinder containing the wrong type of gas
American standard safety system
Absence of spontaneous breathing
In the context of airway, the introduction of vomitus or other foreign material into the lungs.
Irregular, ineffective respirations that may or may not have an identifiable pattern.
A ventilation device attached to a control box that allows the variables of ventilation to be set. It frees the EMT to perform other tasks while the patient is being ventilated.
Automatic transport ventilator
A device with a one-way valve and a face mask attached to a ventilation bag; when attached to a reservoir and connected to oxygen, it delivers more than 90% supplemental oxygen.
A protective item, such as a pocket mask with a valve, that limits exposure to a patient's body fluids
Subdivision of the smaller bronchi in the lungs; made of smooth muscle and dilate or constrict in response to various stimuli
The use of a capnometer, a device that measures the amount of expired carbon dioxide
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