Source of CO₂ in the Body (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:00 So, where does all the CO₂ come from in the body? Well, CO₂ is a waste product from cells so even if you covered my mouth I would still be making lots of CO₂ because it's just a by-product from all the activities of my cells. So that's why someone, if they've stopped breathing for a while, their CO₂ levels are going to be skyrocketed high because for a while those cells are going to keep working. So, how would you do? Look back at your notes and how many of the structures from nose to alveoli were you able to list when you started this video series with us? Now, pause the video, see how many you can list for memory. Welcome back. Okay, we put all the answers here for you so I hope you didn't look at these, you tried to remember what you could do on your own first. Pause and recall is a powerful strategy for reminding your brain what you just studied and encoding it efficiently so you can recall it when you really need it like on an exam question or in actual patient care.

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    The lecture Source of CO₂ in the Body (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN is from the course Review: Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System (Nursing).

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    1. CO2 is a waste product from the cells
    2. CO2 is produced with inhalation
    3. CO2 is a by-product of liver failure
    4. CO2 is a waste product of regular kidney function

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     Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

    Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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