Posted: July 22nd, 2017
A male client suffers adult respiratory distress syndrome as a consequence of shock. The client’s condition deteriorates rapidly, and endotracheal (ET) intubation and mechanical ventilation are initiated. When the high-pressure alarm on the mechanical ventilator sounds, the nurse starts to check for the cause. Which condition triggers the high-pressure alarm?
A. Kinking of the ventilator tubing
B. A disconnected ventilator tube
C. An ET cuff leak
D. A change in the oxygen concentration without resetting the oxygen level alarm
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