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WHAT IS HYPOXIA
AN INADEQUATE TISSUE OXYGENATION AT THE CELLULAR LEVEL.
THE CAUSES OF HYPOXIA ARE (6)
1) LOWERED OXYGEN CARRYING CAPACITY OF THE BLOOD

2) DIMINISHED [ ] OF INSPIRED O2 ..IE HIGH ALTITUDE

3) INABILITY OF THE TISSUES TO EXTRACT O2 ..IE CYANIDE POISIONING

4) DECREASED DIFFUSION OF OF O2 FROM THE ALVEOLI TO THE BLOOD..IE PNEUMONIA

5) POOR TISSUE PERFUSION W/ OXYGENATED BLOOD...IE SHOCK

6) IMPAIRED VENTILATION..IE RIB FRACTURE OR CHEST TRAUMA
THE CLINICAL SIGNS OF HYPOXIA ARE
APPREHENSION, RESTLESNESS, UNABLE TO CONCENTRATE, DIZZINESS, BEHAVIOR CHANGES
VITAL SIGN CHANGES REGARDING HYPOXIA
HIGHER PULSE RATE...INCREASED RATE AND DEPTH OF RESPIRATION
HYPOXIA IS MANAGED BY
ADMINISTER O2 AND TX OF THE UNDERLYING CAUSE.