Shunt BT_PO 1.28

BT_PO 1.28 Describe the shunt equation

TRUE/FALSE shunt refers to the proportion of cardiac output which does not participate in gas exchange

TRUE/FALSE An increased PaCO2 is generally not caused by venous admixture

TRUE/FALSE The haemoglobin concentration needs to be known in order to calculate pulmonary shunt

TRUE/FALSE Mixed venous PO2 can be measured using blood taken from the CVP lumen of a central line

TRUE/FALSE a healthy patient under general anaesthesia usually has a pulmonary shunt fraction of  10%

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