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O2 and CO2 homeostasis

exchange O2 and CO2 between tissues, blood, and environment

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Blood Gas Tension

partial pressure of gases in blood; Maintain normal PaO2, PaCO2, and pH

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Larynx

valve that prevents aspiration of food and saliva into airway

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What are the immediate risks of mechanical ventilation in the ICU?

ventilator assisted pneumonia (VAP), delirium, pressure ulcers, GI dysmotility, malnutrition, deconditioning, ICU-acquired weakness, joint contractures

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Rapid muscle deterioration

marked atrophy and dysfunction of human diaphragm after 12- 24+ hours of MV, marked atrophy of human diaphragm after 18-69 hours of inactivity + mechanical ventilation

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What are the ABCDEFs for? What are they?

Delirium Prevention and Safety
A - Assess and treat pain
B - Both spontaneous awakening trials (SAT) and spontaneous breathing trials (SBT)
C - Choice of sedation and analgesia
D - Delirium monitoring and management
E - Early mobility and exercise
F - Family engagement

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What is PTSD associated with in the ICU?

- Recall of delusional memories
- prolonged sedation
- physical restraint without sedation

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What are the differences in thoughts between patients and clinicians on treatment?

Patients would prefer to forego life-saving, highly burdensome therapies or procedures that would interfere with ability to participate in valued life activities

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What is the typical sequence of an evaluation of an acute care patient?

- Chart review
- Interview + Occupational Profile
- Specific Assessment Measures (skilled observation, standardized assessments)
- Interpretation and findings
- Recommendations for intervention

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What part of the brain is in charge of voluntary control of breathing?

cerebral cortex

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What part of the brain is in charge of involuntary control of breathing?

brainstem, chemical receptors and mechanical receptors

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Hypoxemia

describe low partial pressure in arterial blood; ABG

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Hypoxia

low O2 saturation on a pulse Ox

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Anoxia

absence or deficiency of oxygen reaching the tissues; severe hypoxia