Respiratory Failures
Respiratory Failures

Respiratory Failures

by Carlo Raj, MD

The respiratory system provides oxygen to and removes carbon dioxide from the body. The failure to perform either of these functions results in the clinical signs and symptoms of respiratory failure. Respiratory failure can be categorized into two broad categories. Type 1, or hypoxic respiratory failure, is due to inadequate ability of the lungs to provide oxygen to the body. Type 2, or hypercapnic respiratory failure, stems from an inability of the respiratory system to remove carbon dioxide efficiently and effectively from the body. Regardless of the cause, respiratory failure often requires mechanical ventilation, the principles of which are likely to be relevant at some point of every medical professional’s training.

Course Details

  • Videos 11
  • Duration 0:59 h
  • Quiz questions 42
  • Concept Pages 6


Your Educators of course Respiratory Failures

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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Not for nursing students
By Jennell L. on 24. October 2022 for Assisted Control – Modes of Ventilation

Not for nursing students. This guy totally does not keep my interest and he assumes that you know a lot of things that I have never heard of. Horrible lecturer and not for nursing students.

Not for nursing students
By Jennell L. on 24. October 2022 for Mechanical Ventilation

This is definitely not for RN students. This guy just confused me even more. Stop throwing the medical content into the nursing section.

Not for nursing students
By Jennell L. on 24. October 2022 for Respiratory Failures: Treatment

Please remove the medical content from the nursing section. I m tired of Lecturio just throwing the medical content into the nursing section. This OES NOT WORK!!

Teaching format counts. Pleasant accent is part of it.
By Ruth W. on 01. January 2022 for Respiratory Failures

Dr. Raj accent makes it even more pleasurable to hear him. Teaching format counts. Accent is part of it. His rhythm and emphasis also helps. When he wants to emphasize a step in a clinical presentation, his pauses and intonation do help my retaining (I hope)