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pH 7.30, CO2 46 mmHg, HCO3 16 mEq/L

This question is part of Nursing Acid-Base Balance
Asked by Gctran, Last updated: Jan 19, 2020

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Answered Sep 07, 2018

Combined, partially compensated

If HCO3- caused the acidosis or the alkalosis, it is METABOLIC if CO2 caused the acidosis or alkalosis, it is RESPIRATORY if CO2 and HCO3- caused the imbalanced, it is COMBINED To determine compensation: Uncompensated= abnormal pH and change in one blood parameter Partially compensated= all 3 values of pH, HCO3-, CO2 are abnormal Fully compensated= pH is normal, both HCO3- and CO2 are abnormal Corrected= all parameters are normal Normal ranges: pH is 7.35-7.45 HCO3- is 22-26 CO2 is 35-45
 

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