ABG Practice – Part 1

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Interpret the following ABG Values to determine what type of Acid-Base Imbalance is present.

Uncompensated examples

1) pH: 7.30, PaCO2: 38, HCO3: 18

2) pH: 7.25; PaCO2: 50; HCO3: 23

3) pH: 7.49; PaCO2: 33; HCO3: 25

Partially Compensated examples

1) pH: 7.48; PaCO2: 47; HCO3:30

2) pH: 7.33; PaCO2: 49; HCO3: 28

3) pH: 7.52; PaCO2: 52; HCO3: 33

Compensated examples

1) pH: 7.43; PaCO2: 27; HCO3: 18

2) pH: 7.35; PaCO2: 48; HCO3: 31

3) pH: 7.39; PaCO2: 34; HCO3: 21

Unknown – Figure it out for yourself! 🙂

1) pH: 7.32; PaCO2: 33; HCO3: 20

2) pH: 7.49; PaCO2: 30; HCO3: 25

3) pH: 7.32; PaCO2: 47; HCO3: 30

4) pH: 7.43; PaCO2: 48; HCO3: 35

5) pH: 7.38; PaCO2: 43; HCO3: 24

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