Airway Resistance: Definition, Formula & Issues


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Which of the following equations is NOT a way to measure airway resistance?

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1. Which of the following factors can NOT greatly influence airway resistance?

2. Which part of the airways has a GREATER airway resistance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of how to measure airway resistance with this combination quiz and worksheet. You will be asked to identify and differentiate the formulas for measuring airway resistance as well as identify factors that can influence resistance.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to test your ability to:

  • Identify formulas for measuring airway resistance
  • Identify factors that influence airway resistance
  • Distinguish between the airway resistance formulas
  • Calculate airway resistance

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Making connections - understanding of the concept of turbulent flow
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about breathing in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to calculate airway resistance practice problems
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics the Poiseuille's modified equation for Raw and the first equation for Raw
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding airway resistance

Additional Learning

Review this lesson Airway Resistance: Definition, Formula and Issues to learn more about breathing. This lesson covers objectives such as:

  • Defining airway resistance
  • Explaining the first formula for airway resistance
  • Explaining the second formula for airway resistance
  • Identifying issues with formulas