Caused by abnormal elevations of deoxygenated hemoglobin or hemoglobin derivatives in the capillaries:
A bluish discoloration of the skin and mucous membranes that blanches with pressure:
Slate gray color:
Assess and establish patent airway.
Correct any airway obstruction.
Recognize an incorrectly placed airway.
100% O2 using a nonrebreathing device
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Most affected patients should be admitted to the hospital.
ICU admission is required for any instability or cyanosis.
First assume hypoxemia and immediately assess airway and breathing
Chocolate-colored blood or unchanging oxygen saturation despite aggressive administration of oxygen: Think methemo...
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3415004 Cyanosis (finding)
119419001 Cyanosis of skin (finding)
95442007 Peripheral cy...
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