Hypercapnia: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment - Quiz & Worksheet


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Hypercapnia results from too much of what in the blood?

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1. Too much carbon dioxide leads to _____ in the body.

2. Initial symptoms of hypercapnia may include:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding hypercapnia, a condition that occurs when the body fails to expel respiratory waste. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include symptoms of severe hypercapnia and chronic breathing problems that can lead to hypercapnia

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the various characteristics of hypercapnia, including:

  • What happens to the pH level of the blood
  • Initial symptoms of hypercapnia
  • Treatment of breathing problems
  • Severe symptoms of hypercapnia

Skills Practiced

The following quiz and worksheet will allow you to test out the following proficiencies:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related hypercapnia lesson
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about what happens to the body when there is too much carbon dioxide
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the symptoms of hypercapnia

Additional Learning

To learn more about hypercapnia, review the corresponding lesson called Hypercapnia: Definition, Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify what hypercapnia is and what it can lead to if it is untreated
  • Recall the causes of hypercapnia
  • Review the symptoms of hypercapnia such as drowsiness and difficulty breathing
  • Learn about different treatment options available for hypercapnia