[Answer] Assessment of a patient reveals an ETCO2 level of 55 mmHg and an arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) level of 88%. The provider would interpret these findings as indicative of which condition?

Answer: An SaO2 level of less than 90% (PaO2 of less than 50 mmHg) accompanied by ETCO2 values greater than 50 mmHg is indicative of respiratory failure.
Assessment of a patient reveals an ETCO2 level of 55 mmHg and an arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2)…

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