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A patient with anxiety presents to the emergency room. The triage nurse notes upon assessment that the patient is hyperventilating. The triage nurse is aware that hyperventilation is the most common cause of which acid-base imbalance?



A. Respiratory acidosis
B. Respiratory alkalosis
C. Increased PaCO2
D. CNS disturbances

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Asked by Justin, Last updated: Jul 09, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Feb 27, 2017

B) Respiratory alkalosis
 

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