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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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Answers: C, D
Rationale: ETCO2 can be altered based on a patient's pathophysiologic condition. For example, increased ETCO2 occurs with malignant hyperthermia, sepsis, tourniquet release, fever, and seizures. Decreased ETCO2 can occur with conditions that can decrease the manufacture or delivery of carbon dioxide. Some examples of this are pulmonary embolism, hypovolemia, low metabolism, hemorrhage, and decreased temperature.
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