THRIVE is a soft-tubing nasal cannula system (60 -70 LPM humidified O2). May provide ≤1 hr of apnea, with SpO2 ≥90% and PaCO2 ≤120.
Choose all factors that might decrease safe apnea time and cause desaturation.
A) Airway occlusion B) Small children C) Obesity D) Critical illness E) Pulmonary shunt F) Pregnancy G) Increased oxygen consumption H) Inadequate preoxygenation
ANSWER: All of the above