1.After managing the situation described, you continue your assessment. You find that the pupils are midsize and responsive, the airway remains patent, peripheral pulses are present, capillary refill is ,2 seconds, the skin is warm and slightly diaphoretic, the blood pressure is 138/86, the heart rate is now 88 beats per minute, and the pulse oximeter reads 96 percent. After placing the patient back on the ventilator, the ventilator resumes functioning without any alarms sounding.
1) How could you confirm clinically that the ventilator’s operation is actually resulting in adequate ventilations for the patient?
2) What conditions are you still considering as the possible cause? Would you consider any other conditions as a possible cause?
3) Explain why this patient is at a greater risk for: