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ACUTE RESPIRATORY FAILURE OVERVIEW

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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