Flashcard 8 - Endocrine/​Hematology/​Gastrointestinal/​Renal/​Integumentary Flashcard Set for the CCRN


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20 \(cmH_2O\)


Compartment syndrome occurs when pressures in the abdomen rise above 20 \(cmH_2O\). This causes compression of the internal organs, causing decreased perfusion and tissue death. Other symptoms of compartment syndrome include increased CVP, increased ICP, decreased CO, and decreased GFR.

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