Hypoxia: An H&T Reversible Cause of Cardiac Arrest

Pass ACLS Tip of the Day

Oct 25 2023 • 6 mins

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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