Vital Signs

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  1. hypoxia
    1.meaning
    2.signs
    • 1.inadequate cellular oxygenation
    • 2. pallor, cyanosis (blue), restlessness, apprehension, confudion, dizziness, fatigue, decrease level of consciousness, tachycardia (fast heartbeat), tachypnea (fast breathing), changes is bloodpressure
  2. cyanosis

    1. meaning
    2. location for evaluation
    3. possible causes
    • 1. blue appearance of body parts
    • 2. tongue and oral mucosa are best indicators
    •     also nails, lips, skin
    • 3. related to cold or reduced circulation in that area
  3. sign of chronic hypoxia
    • clubbing -
    • loss of nail angle of the fingers
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Vital Signs
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