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Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve

Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve

The Dreaded Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve

Few phrases bring agony to the ear quite as easily as “Now we’re going to talk about the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve”.  In reality, however, the idea behind the curve is a simple one, and one that providers of all levels should have a basic understanding of.  Check out the podcast for more!

Show Notes

The Oxyhemoglobin Dissociation Curve

Shifts in the curve

Causes of a Shift to the Left

Jack, after the Titanic, sank — Left Shift


Causes of a Shift to the Right

Burning Guy– Right Shift


Okay, so we know that a guy who is actually on fire has a slew of other problems we need to manage, and realistically a patient with heat exhaustion would be a better image.  The guy on fire, however, will probably create a more lasting image.


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