Reply with your answer (and rationale if you would like to).
(I have an arterial blood gas chart on my blog in a previous post if you need some help.)
A nurse reviews the arterial blood gas (ABG) values of a client admitted with pneumonia: pH, 7.51; PaCO2, 28 mm Hg; PaO2, 70 mm Hg; and HCO3—, 24 mEq/L. What do these values indicate?
a) Respiratory alkalosis
b) Metabolic acidosis
c) Respiratory acidosis
d) Metabolic alkalosis
(Answer & rationale will be posted tomorrow.) ?