Respiratory nursing skills

Harvey, Nikki (2017) Respiratory nursing skills. In: Berman, Audrey, Snyder, Shirlee, Levett-Jones, Tracy, Burton, Patricia, and Harvey, Nichole, (eds.) Skills in Clinical Nursing. Pearson Australia, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 546-620.

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[Extract] The respiratory system (Figure 12–1) is responsible for moving air in and out of the lungs, thus performing the essential functions of ventilation and gas exchange. Ventilation is achieved by breathing, which is a combination of inhaling and exhaling. Respiratory function can be affected by age, environment, lifestyle, behavioural, medications and stress (Dwyer & Quinney, 2015). (Table 12–1 and Table 12–2) The respiratory system comprises the upper respiratory system (nose, nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses and pharynx) and the lower respiratory system (larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles and alveoli) (Martini, Nath, & Bartholomew, 2012).

Item ID: 50900
Item Type: Book Chapter (Teaching Material)
ISBN: 978-1-4860-1197-1
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2017 03:53
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920210 Nursing @ 100%
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