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1. Hypoxemia is a decreased level of oxygen in the blood. “Acute” means sudden.

2. PaO2 < 60 mm Hg

3. SaO2 < 90%

4. A. Increased ventilation: faster rate and increased depth

5. Increased cardiac output: faster heart rate, increased stroke volume equals              increased CO

6. Myocardial infarction. If there is stress or damage regarding the heart, its workload should be decreased.

7. Alveolar hypoxemia plays a role in the vasoconstriction of pulmonary vessels. If prolonged, it will likely result in pulmonary hypertension, increased work of the right heart. Cor pulmonale or right heart failure may be the end result.

8. A. Laboratory evidence

9. Patient’s specific condition or problem

10. Bedside assessment


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