Hypoxia – Signs and Symptoms (in Pediatrics) Nursing Mnemonic



  • F-Feeding difficulty
  • I-Inspiratory Stridor
  • N-Nares Flares
  • E-Expiratory Grunting
  • S-Sternal Retractions


The above signs are indications that the patient is attempting to draw in more oxygen. The patient will begin to compensate for the decreased tissue oxygenation by exhibiting the following signs and symptoms.

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