In this guide, we’ll help you understand the concepts behind arterial blood gas and teach you the easiest and most fun way to interpret ABGs using the tic-tac-toe method.
Let us help you review the concepts behind arterial blood gas interpretation for the NCLEX with these acid-base balance practice questions.
Respiratory acidosis, an elevation in the PaCO2 level), is caused by hypoventilation with reslutant excess carbonic acid. Here’s a nursing care plan for Respiratory Acidosis.
Respiratory Alkalosis is an acid-base imbalance characterized by decreased partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide and increased blood pH to less than 35 mm Hg, which is due to alveolar hyperventilation.