Test your Knowledge
Welcome to the NBCRNA’s Question of the Week page. The question of the week (QOTW) serves as an extension of the NBCRNA’s CPCE Practice and allows for CRNA’s to become familiar with question types and content while testing their knowledge. Each week a new question will be posted on Facebook and Twitter, with the answer(s) and rationale provided here.
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Rationale: An increased PaCO2 results in respiratory acidosis, increased cerebral blood flow and intracranial pressure, increased pulmonary vascular resistance, and causes a potassium shift from the intracellular fluid into the serum. Conversely, a decreased PaCO2 results in respiratory alkalosis, decreased cerebral blood flow, decreased pulmonary vascular resistance, and causes a potassium shift from the serum to the intracellular fluid.
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