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Nursing ProcedureOXYGEN COMPLICATIONS & SAFETY

OXYGEN COMPLICATIONS & SAFETY

COMPLICATIONS OF OXYGEN CO2 Narcosis: this occurs in patients who have chronic respiratory obstruction or respiratory insufficiency which results in hypercapnia (i.e. raised PaCO2). In these patients the respiratory center relies on hypoxemia to maintain adequate ventilation. If these patients are given oxygen this can reduce their respiratory drive, causing respiratory depression and a further […]
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