When you have difficulty breathing, what type of therapy may be used to help you?
Respiratory support helps people breathe more easily and with more oxygen. Oxygen therapy adds more oxygen to the air someone is breathing. This therapy helps when the body is not getting enough oxygen on its own.
Respiratory Support & Oxygen Therapy
Respiratory Support/Therapy: A type of medical treatment that helps to improve a person's breathing by delivering air or oxygen to their lungs. Oxygen: A colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is present in the air and is necessary for the respiration of all animals. Oxygen Therapy: The medical use of oxygen to treat a person with a respiratory illness or an injury involving their lungs.
Oxygen is an essential element for life on Earth. It makes up 21% of the air we breathe. Plants and animals need oxygen to survive. Plants produce oxygen during photosynthesis. Without oxygen, humans and other animals would not be able to live.
Oxygen: The 'O' of Life
What would you consider the most important factor when choosing a respiratory support/therapy and oxygen?
Checkin: Draw/write - How can you make sure to stay organized?
The amount of oxygen your body needs can be measured with a pulse oximeter, which is a medical device that measures the oxygen levels in your blood. Oxygen therapy is sometimes used to treat people who have difficulty breathing due to a variety of conditions such as asthma, COPD, or pneumonia. Respiratory therapy is also used to help people with sleep apnea breath better during sleep.
Did you know?
What is the atomic number of Oxygen?
What are the benefits and risks associated with receiving oxygen therapy?
What do you think would be the most difficult part of managing a respiratory disorder?
What are the different types of respiratory support and therapy available to patients?
What are some of the ways that oxygen therapy might improve a person's quality of life?
What is the symbol for Oxygen on the periodic table?
In which process does Oxygen combine with other elements to form compounds?