Measuring Blood Oxygen Levels


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Gina is an overall healthy person. However, if she becomes hemoglobinemic (not enough hemoglobin in her blood), you would expect to see which of the following situations?

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1. Tom is suffering from hypoxemic respiratory failure. In this case, you would expect which of the following?

2. When tissues do not receive enough oxygen, this is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this assessment test what you know by testing topics such as a description of a hemoglobinemic person and the term describing a lack of oxygen in body tissues.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For these assessments, be prepared to be tested on the following concepts:

  • Description of a hemoglobinemic person
  • Hypoxemic respiratory failure
  • A lack of oxygen in body tissues
  • SaO2 in the blood
  • Oxygen binding to hemoglobin in arterial blood

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on measuring blood oxygen levels
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about oxygen saturation in the blood and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what a lack of oxygen in body tissues is called
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about hypoxemic respiratory failure

Additional Learning

Refer to the lesson called Measuring Blood Oxygen Levels to learn more about the quiz topics and the following objectives:

  • Name two factors in calculating the levels of oxygen in your blood
  • Differentiate between PaO2 and SaO2
  • Tell the most common cause of decreased PaO2
  • Relate your understanding of CaO2, otherwise known as oxygen content
  • Compare and contrast the following terms: hypoxemia and hypoxia