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CARBON DIOXIDE TOXICITY

Stuporous secondary to increased CO2 retention

Cont­rib­uting Factors

Carbon dioxide retention
Excessive oxygen delivery

Mani­fes­tat­ions

Alteration in level of consci­ousness
Tachypnea
Increased blood pressure
Tachyc­ardia with dysrhy­thmias

Nursing Interv­ent­ions

Monitor pulse oximetry
Monitor ABGs
Avoid excessive concen­tra­tions of oxygen
Provide pulmonary hygiene
Provide ventil­atory support with CPAP, BiPAP, or mechanical ventil­ation

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