Flashcards in Acute respiratory failure Deck (12):
Consequences for acute resp failure?
Hypoxia and rapid deterioration
Types of Resp failure?
Type 1 and 2
Hypoxaemia with low/norm PCO2
Hypoxaemia with increased PCO2
How to we determine acute resp failure? (Investigation)
What are ABG values which determine resp failure?
PO <60, PCO >50 mmHg while breathing room air
List some causes of acute resp failure
Pulmonary - all the pneum things
Interstitial - ILD
NMD - GBS, Depressed level of consciousness
How do we assess ARF?
Work of breathing
Speak sentences/cough ability
How do we assess work of breathing?
Vitals: RR, HR
Use of accessory muscles
Soft tissue recession
Causes of Resp failure?
Acute pulmonary oedema