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Understanding the Gas Exchange Process

The body's use of oxygen, and the resulting creation of carbon dioxide, requires a highly efficient absorption/elimination and transport system.

Objectives:

Students will be able to describe the make up of atmospheric air and how it relates to patient care;

Students will be able to describe the passive and active processes of inhalation and exhalation;

Students will be able to apply their knowledge of the gas exchange process to a sick patient.

Sources:

Dezube, R. "Exchanging Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide." Merck Manuals. June 2019.  Retrieved from https://www.merckmanuals.com/home/lung-and-airway-disorders/biology-of-the-lungs-and-airways/exchanging-oxygen-and-carbon-dioxide

  • Format
    Article
  • Duration
    1 hour
  • Credits
    1 CE
  • Cost
    $
    7.50