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Respiratory failure is often a consequence of overall dysfunction of the body when someone becomes critically ill. It is not uncommon for someone to have respiratory failure, whether hypercapnic or hypoxic, in an ICU setting.

Approach to the hypoxemic patient/Acute Respiratory Failure

FCCS Ch. 4

Marino 3rd ed: Ch. 19,22; 4th ed Ch 20, 23

MedCram: 5 Types of Hypoxemia

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