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RESPIRATORY ACIDOSIS Cheat Sheet by

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NORMAL VALUES

pH:
PCO2:
HCO3:
7.35 - 7.45
35 - 45
21 - 28

RESP­IRATORY ACIDOSIS

pH:
PCO2:
HCO3:
< 7.35
> 45
Normal (21-28)

RISK FACTORS

Respir­atory depression
Pneumo­thorax
Airway obstru­ction
Inadequate ventil­ation
 

MANI­FES­TAT­IONS

Dizziness
Palpit­ations
Muscle twitching
Convul­sions

INTE­RVE­NTI­ONS

Maintain patent airway
Administer reversal agents for narcotics
Provide regulation ventil­ation therapy
Administer bronch­odi­lators
Administer mucolytics

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