Acute Respiratory Failure > Objectives
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This module describes the classification system of acute respiratory failure and discusses the nursing impliactions in treating an ARF patient.

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this self-study module you should be able to:

  • Identify the causes of acute respiratory failure
  • Define the classification systems of acute respiratory failure
  • Identify basic nursing interventions related to acute respiratory failure
  • Identify the clinical manifestations of hypoxemia, hypercapnia, and acidosis
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