Arterial Blood Gas Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The normal value for the pH is:
    • A. 

      7.53

    • B. 

      7.48

    • C. 

      7.40

    • D. 

      7.30


  • 2. 
    The respiratory parameter of the arterial blood gas set is the:
    • A. 

      pO2

    • B. 

      O2 SAT

    • C. 

      PCO2

    • D. 

      HCO3-


  • 3. 
    Acidemia would be indicated by:
    • A. 

      pH less than 7.35

    • B. 

      PCO2 greater than 45

    • C. 

      HCO3- more than 26

    • D. 

      PH more than 7.45


  • 4. 
    In a long-standing metabolic acidosis, the respiratory rate may increase. This is an example of:
    • A. 

      Mixed acidoses

    • B. 

      A low osmolar gap

    • C. 

      Compensation

    • D. 

      A primary respiratory acidosis


  • 5. 
    Respiratory failure is often associated with a(n):
    • A. 

      Low anion gap

    • B. 

      Elevated pO2

    • C. 

      Depressed pCO2

    • D. 

      PC02 above 45


  • 6. 
    For items 13 - 19 select the correct interpretation for the given arterial blood gas set.pH 7.51, pCO2 40, HCO3- 31:
    • A. 

      Normal

    • B. 

      Uncompensated metabolic alkalosis

    • C. 

      Partially compensated respiratory acidosis

    • D. 

      Uncompensated respiratory alkalosis


  • 7. 
    PH 7.33, pCO2 29, HCO3- 16:
    • A. 

      Uncompensated respiratory alkalosis

    • B. 

      Uncompensated metabolic acidosis

    • C. 

      Partially compensated respiratory acidosis

    • D. 

      Partially compensated metabolic acidosis


  • 8. 
    PH 7.40, pCO2 40, HCO3- 24:
    • A. 

      Normal

    • B. 

      Uncompensated metabolic acidosis

    • C. 

      Partially compensated respiratory acidosis

    • D. 

      Partially compensated metabolic acidosis


  • 9. 
    PH 7.12, pCO2 60, HCO3- 29:
    • A. 

      Uncompensated metabolic acidosis

    • B. 

      Uncompensated respiratory acidosis

    • C. 

      Partially compensated respiratory acidosis

    • D. 

      Partially compensated metabolic acidosis


  • 10. 
    PH 7.48, pCO2 30, HCO3- 23:
    • A. 

      Uncompensated metabolic alkalosis

    • B. 

      Uncompensated respiratory alkalosis

    • C. 

      Partially compensated respiratory alkalosis

    • D. 

      Partially compensated metabolic alkalosis


  • 11. 
    PH 7.62, pCO2 47, HCO3- 30:
    • A. 

      Uncompensated metabolic alkalosis

    • B. 

      Uncompensated respiratory alkalosis

    • C. 

      Partially compensated respiratory alkalosis

    • D. 

      Partially compensated metabolic alkalosis


  • 12. 
    PH 7.30, pCO2 59. HCO3- 28:
    • A. 

      Uncompensated metabolic acidosis

    • B. 

      Uncompensated respiratory acidosis

    • C. 

      Partially compensated respiratory acidosis

    • D. 

      Partially compensated metabolic acidosis


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