Oxygenation in COPD Patient

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What are the goals of mechanical ventilation?

Maintain alveolar ventilation, correct hypoxemia, maximize oxygen transport

Which physiological principle does a ventilator utilize when using positive pressure?

Blowing gas into the lungs

Which condition is NOT part of the 73-year-old patient's medical history?

Diabetes

What blood pressure was recorded for the patient on arrival?

115/95

What is NOT an objective that students should achieve regarding mechanical ventilation?

Increase patient's body temperature

What is the patient's oxygen saturation on 8L via nasal cannula?

89%

What is an essential role of the critical care nursing team for a patient on mechanical ventilation?

Monitor ventilatory parameters

What is the primary function of a mechanical ventilator?

Deliver & control flow of gas to a patient

A case study of a 73-year-old woman with COPD and CHF, presenting with shortness of breath and cough. What can be done to stabilize her oxygenation?

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