Hypoxia & Hypoxemia

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Understanding Hypoxemia (low oxygen in the blood) & hypoxia (low oxygen in the tissues) is a fundamental part of critical care. This OnePager reviews all the key concepts (oxygen content & delivery, Aa gradient) and explains all FIVE causes of hypoxemia (low inspired O2, alveolar hypoventilation, V/Q mismatch, right to left shunt, and diffusion limitation) plus a bonus SIXTH cause which is often overlooked (low mixed venous O2).


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Author(s): Nick Mark, MD

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Attribution:   Title: “Hypoxia & Hypoxemia”   Creator: “Nick Mark MD“  Source:OnePager ICU“   License: “CC BY-SA 3.0

Citation Example:   OnePagers: Mark NM, “Hypoxia & Hypoxemia” Published 2020-12-06, OnePagerICU, URL: www.onepagericu.com (accessed Date)