NURSING 400 - CI Quiz 2_Study Guide.
NURSING 400 - CI Quiz 2_Study Guide/NURSING 400 - CI Quiz 2_Study Guide. Mechanical Ventilation o Is the movement of gases (02 and C02) in and out of the alveoli. o Diffusion at pulmonary capillaries. o The alveoli contain higher levels of O2 than exist in the capillaries, causing O2 to diffuse from the alveoli into the capillaries. o CO2 levels are higher in the capillaries, causing CO2 to diffuse into the alveoli for elimination through the lungs