Your patient has been ventilated for 2 weeks. Her FiO2 has been at 60% for the last 48 hours. What are you MOST concerned about with an FiO2 at 60% for an extended period of time?

 

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- Oxygen toxicity

- Fluid retention

- Pain intolerance

- Increased aspiration risk

Rationale

Patients with FiO2 over 50% are at increased risk for oxygen toxicity.

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