Arterial Blood Gases C1: Notes

Aubrey Graham is a young adult patient in HDU for acute bronchitis following an inhalation work incident yesterday. As a Physiotherapist you have been called to see him for his respiratory complications.

His ABGs are:

pH: 7.31

PaCO2: 68mmHg (9.1 kPa)

PaO2: 65mmHg (8.7 kPa)

HCO3: 25mmHg (3.3 kPa)

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