EMT-Basic Voc 07

  1. Compliance
    Ability of the aveoli to expand when air is drawn in during inhalation
  2. Agonal respirations (pg 253)
    Ocassional, gasping breaths that occur after the heart has stopped
  3. Airway (pg 253)
    Upper airway tract above the larynx, which includes the nose, mouth and throat
  4. American Standard System (pg 253)
    Safety system for Oxygen cylinders, designed to prevent accidental attachment of regulator to wrong type of cylinder
  5. Apena (pg 253)
    Period of not breathing
  6. Minute Volume (pg254)
    volume of air moved through the lungs in one minute
  7. Ischemia (pg 254)
    Lack of oxygen that deprives the tissues of necessary nutrients
  8. Hypoxic Drive (pg 2532)
    Condition in which low levels of oxygen in the blood stimulate the respiratory drive
  9. Hypoxia (pg 253)
    Dangerous condition in which the body tissues and cells do not have enough oxygen
  10. Gastric distension (pg 253)
    Condition in which air fills the stomach, often as a result of high volume and pressure during artificial ventilation
  11. Dyspena (pg 253)
    Difficulty breathing
  12. Diffusion (pg 253)
    Process where molecules move from an area of higher concentration to an area of lower concentration
  13. Ataxic respirations (pg 253)
    Irregular, ineffective respirations that may or may not have an identifiable pattern
  14. Aspiration (pg 253)
    Intro of vomitus or foreign material into the lungs
  15. Oropharyngeal or oral airway (pg 254)
    Airway tool inserted into the mouth to keep the tongue from blocking the upper airwayand facilitate suctioning the airway
  16. Nonrebreather mask (pg 254)
    Combination mask and reservoir bag that delivers up to 90% inspired oxygen and prevents inhaling the exhaled carbon dioxide gases)
  17. Patent (pg 254)
    Open, clear of obstruction
  18. Pneumothorax (pg 254)
    A partial or complete accumulation of air in the pleural space
  19. Sellick maneuver (pg 254)
    Technique used to prevent gastric distention in which pressure is applied to the cricoid cartilage. Also called cricoid pressure
  20. Stoma (pg 254)
    Opening though the skin into an organ or other structure. A stoma in the neck connects the trachea directly to the skin
  21. Tidal Volume (pg 254)
    Amount of air moved in or out of the lungs in one breath
  22. Yankaur tips (pg 254)
    Large semi ridged suction tips recommended for suctioning the pharynx; also called tonsil tips
  23. Ventilation (pg 254)
    Exchange of air between the lungs and the environment
Card Set
EMT-Basic Voc 07
Vocabulary Chapter 7 Airway (pg 253-254)