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Practice Test 1 CCRN (Pass CCRN)

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What is vasogenic cerebral edema?
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An A:a gradient greater than 10 mm Hg is a reflection of a diffusion defect. Note that the process of diffusion is between A (alveolus) and (a) arterial blood. An increase in intraalveolar fluid dilutes and inactivates surfactant, causing alveolar collapse (decreasing vital capacity) and decreases lung compliance. Peak inspiratory pressure increases reflect a decrease in lung compliance