Please let me know if I have the correct answer to the following questions:
1.- the physician orders and ABG for a pt, receiving O2 at 6L/min per simple mask. Results show: PH=7.37, PCO2=42, HCO3=26, PO2=90. What should the nurse do first?
a) Increased the amount of oxygen that the patient is receiving.
b) elevate the head of the bed
c) document the results in the chart............MY ANSWER
d) instruct the patient to cough and deep breathe.
2.- which of the following would most concern the nurse during a patient's recovery from surgery?
d)pain control......MY ANSWER
thank you so much
Sep 15, '07
On an arterial gas, normal PO2 is 80-100 mmHg. This is a different value than the oxygen saturation.
Last edit by EricJRN on Sep 15, '07
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