1. AARC: American Association for Respiratory Care
  2. ABG’s: arterial blood gasses
  3. CEU’s: continuing education units
  4. The chain of command: U, the doctor, supervisor, respiratory director
  5. CoARC: Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
  6. CRT: Certified respiratory therapist
  7. NBRC: National Board for Respiratory Care
  8. RRT: Registered respiratory therapist
  9. What deter minds your scope and practice?: your license and the hospital
  10. What does CoARC do?: Accreditation for RT schools
  11. What does NBRC do?: Exams and cridentals
  1. Air sac: One of many tiny thin walled pockets in the lungs through which oxygen moves into the blood and carbon dioxide is removed. the air sac absorbs oxygen through its thin walls and passes it along to the capillaries. It then exchanges the oxygen for carbon dioxide.
  2. alveoli: group of tiny air sacs
  3. blood: carries oxygen to all the cells in the body
  4. breathing: the process in which the body takes in fresh air containing oxygen and forces out used air containing carbon dioxide
  5. breathing rate: the number of times a person inhales in one minute
  6. bronchial tube: one of the two tubes into which the wind pipe / trachea branches; one tube goes to each lung. it is the first structure to receive inhaled air after it leaves the wind pipe.
  7. cartilage: a tough flexible body material
  8. cell: the basic unit that makes up all living things
  9. diaphragm: a large dome shaped muscle separating the chest from the stomach area
  10. epiglottis: prevents food from entering the trachea
  11. exhale: to breath out
  12. explain steps for opera singer to hit a high note:
    1) deep breath
    2) vocal cords tighten
    3) high pitched note comes out
  13. if you want to make (soft / loud) sounds you must push more air through your vocal cords.: loud
  14. inhale: to breath in
  15. lungs: one of a pair of spongy, bag like organs of the body that expand when filled with air
  16. the movement of air between the vocal cords causes them to (vibrate / inflate): vibrate
  17. the muscles between your ribs (relax / tighten) when you exhale: relax
  18. oxygen: colorless, odorless tasteless gas that we breath in
  19. pharynx: region behind the nose leading to the throat
  20. respiration: the process in which cells use oxygen to release energy and give off carbon dioxide
  21. respiratory man: …
  22. respiratory system: the system by which oxygen is taken into the body and carbon dioxide is removed
  23. waste gasses: include carbon dioxide which collects in the cells after energy is released and water vapor. they go up the wind pipe and out your nose when you exhale
  24. what happens if you take slow, small, shallow breths for a period of time: I start to feel a little light headed like i’m going to pass out. This happens because to much carbon dioxide builds up in the blood stream
  25. when you exercise your breathing rate (decreases/ increases): increases
  26. when you inhale your diaphragm moves (down / up): down
  27. when your vocal cords (loosen / tighten) you make high pitched sounds: tighten
  28. windpipe: the air passage that connects the throat to the lungs
  29. you produce sounds in the voice box, or (windpipe / larynx): larynx