Hypoxia is a state of low oxygen levels in the blood.
Determining hypoxia using a pulse oximeter or arterial blood gasses (ABGs).
A goal of ACLS is to recognize signs of hypoxia and provide timely treatment to prevent an arrest.
Examples of some things that might lead us to think of hypoxia as a cause of cardiac arrest.
Why we should not rely on pulse ox to give accurate readings during CPR.
Delivering ventilations with near 100% oxygen concentration using a BVM attached to supplemental O2 and a reservoir.
Using end tidal waveform capnography to assess the quality of CPR.
Changes to ventilation rates, tidal volume, and O2 concentration affects a patient's oxygen, carbon dioxide, and pH.
The danger of excessive ventilation of a patient in cardiac arrest.
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