Sachin Panayil
Period 3
HW #3
1. Nasal Cavity: Warms, moistens and filters air entering the respiratory system
Pharynx: Path that connects nasal cavity to the trachea
Epiglottis: Prevents food from entering the trachea during swallowing/prevents air from entering
the stomach when breathing in
Larynx: To produce sound for communication
Trachea: Allows air to pass from the pharynx into the lungs/cartilage rings prevent the trachea
from collapsing and provide it with support
Lung: The main organs of the respiratory system
Bronchi: To carry the air into the lungs
Bronchioles: To decrease in size and carry air to the alveoli
Alveoli: Are the sites of gas exchange
2. Fast breathing, wheezing, coughing, nasal flaring, blue skin, lips or nails, chest caving
or retracting in.
3. Remain calm and do not scare the patient. Attempt to provide humidified oxygen to the
4. Any sudden movement could completely block the airway of the patient with difficulty
5. The signs of difficulty breathing will be present but to a much more severe level which
indicates that they need help.
6. Skin returns to regular skin color, breathing looks to be more rhythmic and is more
7. The patient is showed to have this medicine or, the patient themselves indicate a
medicine they need.
8. Keep the patient as calm as possible. These conditions are hard to tell apart at first
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