ABG Analysis Example 2

If you need to review the basics of abg interpretation refer to these steps .

  • pH 7.48
  • Co2 22
  • Bicarb 22
  • Po2 71
  • Spo2 92

Is the pH above or below normal range?It is above so we have alkalosis

  1. Is the pH normal? No, it is uncompensated
  2. Is the pH above or below normal range?It is above so we have alkalosis
  3. Is the Co2 normal?  No, it is a respiratory issue 
  4. Is the bicarb with in range?  Yes
  5. Is the Po2 normal?  No, hypoxemia is present

The final analysis uncompensated respiratory acidosis with hypoxemia

For tce test you always ask the following:

  1. Is the patient ventilating?  Yes the patient is over ventilating
  2. Is the patient oxygenating? No, adjustments should be made

I have a free Basic ABG analysis tip sheet with 6 examples that are explained.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *