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What is the rationale for these interventions?
A client in acute respiratory distress is brought to the emergency department. After endotracheal (ET) intubation and initiation of mechanical ventilation, the client is transferred to the intensive care unit. Before suctioning the ET tube, the nurse hyperventilates and hyperoxygenates the client.



A. They help prevent subcutaneous emphysema.
B. They help prevent pneumothorax.
C. They help prevent cardiac arrhythmias.
D. They help prevent pulmonary edema.
Asked by Hartwell, Last updated: Jan 23, 2020

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E. Barnes

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E. Barnes, Professional Gamer, Professional Gamer, Washington

Answered Mar 07, 2019

The correct answer is option C
The nurse hyperventilate and hyperoxygenate the client’s lungs to help prevent cardiac arrhythmias. This is because low level of oxygen can cause...Read More
 

J. Shatner

J. Shatner, Content writer, Boston

Answered Jul 19, 2018

The hyperventilating and hyperoxygenation a patient will prevent cardiac arrhythmias. This is done because the removal of ...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

They help prevent cardiac arrhythmias.-rationale: et suctioning removes oxygen, lowering the partial pressure of arterial oxygen; this, in turn, may induce a cardiac arrhythmia. hyperventilating and...Read More
 

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