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Which arterial blood gas value is most important when determining the effectiveness of oxygen therapy if a client is receiving supplemental oxygen?



A. pH
B. Bicarbonate (HCO3–)
C. Partial pressure of arterial oxygen (PaO2)
D. Partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide (PaCO2)
Asked by Nicholas, Last updated: Jan 23, 2020

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W. Mocroft

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Answered Jan 24, 2019

When you are determining whether the patient is receiving enough oxygen, the most important value is the partial pressure of oxygen. It should be about 100 in a normal person. Blood is drawn from...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Partial pressure of arterial oxygen (pao2)-rationale: the most significant and direct indicator of the effectiveness of oxygen therapy is the pao2value. based on the pao2value, the nurse may adjust...Read More
 

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