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Which set of ABGs would indicate to the nurse that the client is in a state of metabolic acidosis?



A client with renal failure enters the emergency room after skipping three dialysis treatments to visit family out of town.
A. pH of 7.43, PCO2 of 36, HCO3 of 26
B. pH of 7.41, PCO2 of 49, HCO3 of 30
C. pH of 7.33, PCO2 of 35, HCO3 of 17
D. pH of 7.25, PCO2 of 56, HCO3 of 28
Asked by Caleb, Last updated: May 29, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 12, 2016

PH of 7.33, PCO2 of 35, HCO3 of 17
A pH of 7.33, PCO2 of 35, and HCO3 of 17 and a pH of 7.25, PCO2 of 56, and HCO3 of 28 both indicate acidosis. The pH of 7.25 is a respiratory acidosis. A pH of 7.41, PCO2 of 49, and HCO3 of 30 is a compensated metabolic alkalosis. A pH of 7.43, PCO2 of 36, and HCO3 of 26 is normal.
 

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