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Did you know Hypercapnia is Synonymous with Hypoventilation?

by Vicki Olson - December 12, 2016 at 12:10 PM


Did you know hypercapnia is synonymous with hypoventilation, this is when a patients CO2 goes up. The most common cause of increased ETCO2 is hypercapnia secondary to anesthetic-induced hypoventilation. Normal ETCO2 levels are 35-45 mmHg.

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About Vicki Olson

Vicki Olson graduated from Bel-Rea Institution for Animal Technology, in 2003 and went on to work in a specialty hospital, in surgery for 10-years. A few years ago she received her Bachelor’s degree in marketing. She joined the VetTechPrep team in 2015, to help aid in the importance of educating and licensing veterinary technicians.


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