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Lindsey Jones 1A

Lindsey Jones 1A- Patient Data: ABG Ranges

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PaCO2 1.Acceptable range (35-45). 2.Determines if ventilations is adequate. 3.If PaCO2 >45 mmHg,then the pt. is not ventilating. 4.If pt. not on vent. and PaCO2 <35 torr, then it is not a serious problem.
Methods of supporting Ventilations 1. Mechanical Ventilations. 2. Manual resuscitation (bag). 3. Mouth to mouth resuscitation. 4. IPPB. 5.BIPAP. 6. Pressure support ventilation (PSV).
PO2 1.Acceptable range(80-100 torr). 2.It determines the adequacy of Oxygenation. 3.If PaO2 <80 torr, then pt. is not oxygenatiing. 4.If PaO2 >100 torr,then pt. is over-oxygenating n as w/all other drugs,O2 should be decreased.5.best indicator of o2transport
pH 1.Acceptable range(7.35-7.45). 2.Imp. to diagnose diabetics and indicates the need of sodium bicarbonate administration. 3. Interprets blood gases.
HCO3- 1.Acceptable range(22-26mEq/L). 2.Determines chronic vs. acute acidosis vs. alkalosis. 3.A low HCO3- is clear indicator for sodium bicarbonate indicator.
Hb (Hemoglobin) 1. Acceptable range(22-26). 2.Carries O2. 3.If Hb low then pt. is hypoxic regardless of PaO2 value and SaO2. 4. Hemorrhaging refers to the loss of blood and indicates supplement blood administration.
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