So let's wrap up this video series.
Respiratory failure is a syndrome where the respiratory
system fails to perform adequate oxygenation
and/or the removal of carbon dioxide.
Type 1 respiratory failure is hypoxemic respiratory
failure, type 2 is hypercapnic or elevated CO2 level.
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.
The end outcome for respiratory failure depends.
It depends on the severity of its underlying cause, how
quickly treatment begins and the patient's overall health.
The top priorities for treatment
are to correct the hypoxemia,
and resolve the underlying
cause of the respiratory failure.
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