After running an ABG on a patient and reviewing the results which value should the nurse report to the physician.

After running an ABG on a patient and reviewing the results which value should the nurse report to the physician.

 

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- HCO3

- PaCO2

- PaO2

- Respiratory rate

Rationale

The normal range for pH is 7.35 to 7.45. A value greater that 7.45 indicates alkalosis. The normal value for HCO3 is 22-26. This patient is experiencing metabolic alkalosis and the values should be reported to the physician.

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