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Can you tell me about nursing intervention for patient with hypoxemia?

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Dr. Tamar Jeffery
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In brief: Hypoxemia...

refers to low levels of oxygen in the arterial blood which can lead to hypoxia(low levels in the tissues).
This information is obtained by lab-ABG. If the patient is having symptoms-respiratory distress, difficulty breathing, increased rate of breathing a nurse should start oxygen and immediately alert the doctor. If no symptoms the nurse should make sure the doctor is aware of the abnormal lab

In brief: Hypoxemia...

refers to low levels of oxygen in the arterial blood which can lead to hypoxia(low levels in the tissues).
This information is obtained by lab-ABG. If the patient is having symptoms-respiratory distress, difficulty breathing, increased rate of breathing a nurse should start oxygen and immediately alert the doctor. If no symptoms the nurse should make sure the doctor is aware of the abnormal lab
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