35 to 45mm Hq
Look at the PH firse. Draw an arrow if it is alow or high.An arrpw indocating low means acidosis. An arrow indicating high means alkalosis.
Next, loook at the resporatory indicator (PaCO2). Draw an arrowif it is low or high.
If the arrows are in the opposite direction, the problem is respiratory in nature-either resp.acidosis or resp.alkalosis.
Next, look at the metabolic indicator (HCO3). Draw an arrow if it is low or high.
If the pH arrow and the metabolic arrow are in the same direction, the problem is of metabolic in nature-either metab.acidosis or metab alkalosis.
Compensation is present if the arrows of PaCO2 and HCO3 are opposite.Partial compensation is present if the arrows of PaCO2 and HCO3 point in the same direction.
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