Hyperventilation

Hyperventilation

Rapid and shallow breathing in those with a high level of anxiety. Leads to a loss of C02 and change in body pH  respiratory alkalosis can develop.

Develop tachypnoea, chest tightness, palpitations, blurred vision, vertigo

Management:
Reassurance; breath into paper bag (rebreaths C02)
If severe  sedation

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Page last updated: Jul 14, 2022 @ 10:41 am

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