Every Breath You Take : The process of breathing explained

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Cedar, SH (2018). Every Breath You Take : The process of breathing explained. Nursing Times. 114 (1), pp. 47-50.
AuthorsCedar, SH
Abstract

Breathing uses chemical and mechanical processes to bring oxygen to every cell of the body and to get rid of carbon dioxide. Our body needs oxygen to obtain energy to fuel all our living processes. Carbon dioxide is a waste product of that process. The respiratory system, with its conduction and respiratory zones, brings air from the environment to the lungs and facilitates gas exchange both in the lungs and within the cells. Nurses need a solid understanding of how breathing works, and of vital signs of breathing and breathing patterns, to be able to care for patients with respiratory problems and potentially save lives in acute situations.

Year2018
JournalNursing Times
Journal citation114 (1), pp. 47-50
PublisherEmap Healthcare Ltd.
ISSN0954-7762
Publication dates
Print20 Feb 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited15 Feb 2018
Accepted20 Dec 2017
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