Correlation of Clinical Signs/Symptoms and Oxygen Saturation in the Hypoxic Patient

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Christopher Chapman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Susan Edkins

Abstract: Hypoxia is a condition in which the body lacks oxygen, and is a problem for some populations. Hypoxia in otherwise healthy adults normally happens in situations that would prohibit the use of standard diagnostic tools, such as underwater diving and aviation. Furthermore, the loss of consciousness that follows untreated hypoxia has a high chance of being fatal in these situations. Certain programs like NASA and some military training centers induce hypoxia in their students so they can understand firsthand what signs/symptoms occur, and that they need to fix a problem. However they do not provide a concise progression to these signs/symptoms, so it is impossible to know how severely an individual has become hypoxic. This implies a population that is in need of a way of knowing when they or their partner are beginning to suffer hypoxia without the use of an electronic device or tool, and to know how severe the hypoxia is.

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Honors Project
Esther G. Maynor Honors College
Language: English
Date: 2017
Health and Human Performance, Hypoxia, Hypobaric, Normobaric, Oxygen, Aviation, Symptoms

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