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 CPCA 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. Be sure to follow NBCRNA on social media and never miss a question! 

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QOTW - 10.15.21


Answers: B, D

Rationale: Pulmonary shunt is the most common cause of hypoxemia during anesthesia. Other causes of hypoxemia are low alveolar oxygen tension from hypoventilation or low inspired oxygen concentration (FiO2). Another cause of hypoxemia is decreased mixed venous oxygen content from low cardiac output. 

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