ABG

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ABG
↑↑ SAME DIRECTION = METABOLIC
↑↓ OPPOSITE DIRECTION = RESPIRATORY
↑PH = SO DOES THE PT. S/SX
↓PH = SO DOES THE PT. S/SX
*except for POTASSIUM (k+) = it goes opposite, when the PH goes up (k+) goes down,
when the PH goes down (k+) goes up.
CHECK PH FOR PARTIAL OR FULL COMPENSATION
MAC KUSSMAUL = DKA and KIDNgEY FAILURE = METABOLIC ACIDOSIS
DIARRHEA = METABOLIC ACIDOSIS
IS IT LUNG? = RESPIRATORY
OVERVENTILATED? = ALKALOSIS
UNDERVENTILATED? = ACIDOSIS
WATCH FOR Sa02 = 80-100 NORMAL
IF NOT? METABOLIC
*for everything else that is not a lung = metabolic acidosis
VOMITING OR SUCTIONING, losing acid becomes basic! = METABOLIC
ALKALOSIS
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