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PTA Blood Gases

Acid Base Balance (pH) 7.35-7.45
Ventilation (PaCO2) 35-45 mm Hg at sea level breathing ambient air
Oxygenation of Arterial Blood (PaO2) 80-100 mm Hg at sea level breathing ambient air
Bicarbonate (HCO3-) 22-26 mEq/L
Percent Oxygen Saturation of Hemoglobin (SaO2) 95-98%
Acidemia elevated acidity of blood,<7.35; increased hydrogen
Alkalemia decreased acidity of blood, >7.45; increased bicarbonate (respiratory); decreased acidity (metabolic)
Hypoxemia Low level of arterial O2; <80 mm Hg
Hypoxia Low level of O2 in tissue despite adequate perfusion
Created by: ashleighobrien