What Is Hypoxemia? - Definition, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment


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Which of the following best describe hypoxemia?

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1. Which of the following is considered a normal oxygen level in the blood?

2. A student nurse places a pulse oximeter on her patients finger. The reading is 90%. What would be the most likely initial treatment for this patient?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You will measure your understanding of hypoxemia with the quiz and worksheet. Information you should focus your studies on includes what the body does in response to hypoxemia and the causes of hypoxemia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to understand:

  • Normal oxygen level
  • The body's response to hypoxemia
  • What a medical professional does if the oxygen level is below normal
  • Causes of hypoxemia
  • Description of hypoxemia

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on hypoxemia
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the normal oxygen level
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the course of action a medical professional takes when the oxygen level is below normal

Additional Learning

To comprehend material related to hypoxemia, review the related lesson titled What is Hypoxemia? - Definition, Symptoms, Causes & Treatment. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify the importance of oxygen to the body and what hypoxemia is
  • Learn about the causes of hypoxemia
  • Review the different symptoms patients exhibit with hypoxemia
  • Recall the treatment for hypoxemia