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Respiratory Failure: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this video series.

    00:03 Respiratory failure is a syndrome where the respiratory system fails to perform adequate oxygenation and/or the removal of carbon dioxide.

    00:13 Type 1 respiratory failure is hypoxemic respiratory failure, type 2 is hypercapnic or elevated CO2 level.

    00:22 Respiratory failure can be caused by any condition that affects the lungs directly or the muscles, nerves, bones or tissues that support breathing can also cause respiratory failure.

    00:32 The end outcome for respiratory failure depends.

    00:36 It depends on the severity of its underlying cause, how quickly treatment begins and the patient's overall health.

    00:43 The top priorities for treatment are to correct the hypoxemia, and resolve the underlying cause of the respiratory failure.

    00:51 Thanks for watching our video today.


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    The lecture Respiratory Failure: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Lung Disorders (Nursing).


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     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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