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FCCS STUDY GUIDE with complete Questions and Answers and Case Studies. BEST REVIEWED Guide Rated A

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What is the most important sign in a critically ill pt? Why? ANS** Tachypnea Indicates metabolic acidosis w/ respiratory alkalosis compensation A pt misses dialysis for a few days and comes in with ... fluid overload. He's tachycardic and tachypneic. On physical exam, you find JVD, pulsus paradoxus (20 mmHg drop during inspiration), and HoTN (80/40) with distant, muffled heart sounds. Lungs are clear to auscultation. What is the dx? ANS** Cardiac tamponade; obstructive shock If a pt has a thyromental distance of 2 cm, what can you expect about their airway? ANS** Difficult airway w/ an anteriorly displaced larynx [Show More]

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