The Hypoxic Drive

THE HYPOXIC DRIVE

Based on ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ written by Brian May

I was told a million times on my first Respiratory day

That people with emphysema often breathe a different way
Receptors that react to PCO2 is the normal style
But if a person has had a high CO2 for a while
Body chemistry will cause those old receptors to decay
And so then the breathing triggers start to work another way

So that an extra high P02 is reason for alarm
Because a P02 that is high can cause a patient harm

The hypoxic drive
The hypoxic drive
Knowing how it works will help keep your patients alive

Well I’ve told a million nurses in a million different ways
That it’s P02 not FI02 that can cause malaise
So it’s perfectly OK to give 02 at a high flow
Just as long as 02 sats stay ninety-two or three plateau
And I’ve said a million times that if a patient’s turning gray
That you shouldn’t hesitate turning up 02 all the way
Because if you continue monitoring in the proper style
Then you’ll never have a problem never have a problem

The hypoxic drive
The hypoxic drive
You must know it if you want your patients to survive

The hypoxic drive
The hypoxic drive
Always keep the saturation below ninety-five
Hopefully this musical essay
Will keep you from sending somebody to their grave

The hypoxic drive
The hypoxic drive
Knowing how it works will help keep your patients alive

The hypoxic drive
The hypoxic drive
Many people use it to survive

The hypoxic drive
The hypoxic drive
Knowing how it works will help keep your patients alive

The hypoxic drive
The hypoxic drive
Many people use it to survive

Always keep the saturation below ninety-five
The hypoxic drive
The hypoxic drive

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