Organs of the Respiratory System make breathing—the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between our bodies and the external environment—possible. The Respiratory System also moistens and warms the air we breathe and aids in the production of speech.
How does the human body use/process oxygen and carbon dioxide? How is oxygen transported and why?
When obtaining a new patient’s medical history, what type of questions would we ask a patient that are related to respiratory health? If a patient admits she/he is a smoker, is it appropriate for a medical assistant to offer advice on smoking cessation?