Hypoxemic and Hypercarbic Respiratory Failure Algorithm
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Hypoxemic and Hypercarbic Respiratory Failure Algorithm

Respiratory Failure: Inability to oxygenate (deliver O2) or ventilate (blow off CO2). Can be hypoxemic (PaO2 < 60 mmHg),

hypercarbic (PaCO2 > 45 mmHg), or both. A quick algorithm can be used to determine the etiology based upon ABG results



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