BLOOPZ, RN

Hi and welcome to my tumblr! I'm a new registered nurse who recently passed the NCLEX. I post nursing material (notes, diagrams, etc) that I find helpful and useful to share with others. The photographs (food and nursing related) are mine unless otherwise stated. Feel free to 'Ask' me anything or want to just say 'Hi'! Thanks! :)

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NCLEX Practice Question

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.) ?