Early vs late signs of hypoxemia vs hypoxia

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reduced oxygen levels in the blood


insufficient oxy anywhere in the body- think tissue

early signs of hypoxemia

tachypnea, tachycardia, restlessness, pale skin and mucous membranes. elevated BP, symptoms of respiratory distress

late signs of hypoxemia

confusion and stupor, cyanotic skin and mucous membranes, bradypnea, bradycardia, hypotension, cardiac dysrhythmias

early signs of hypoxia

restlessness, tachycardia, tachypnea, dyspnea, ^ agitation, anxiety, diaphyoresis, retractions, headache

late signs of hypoxia

^restlessness, stupor, dyspnea, Decreased respirations, bradycardia, cyanosis

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