ABG Analysis Directions And Example 3

Below is an example of a basic abg results and the steps to analyze it.

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

  • pH 7.35
  • Co2 62
  • Hco3 28
  • Po2 61
  1. Is the pH normal? pH is normal so it is compensated
  2. Is the Co2 normal? No, so it is respiratory
  3. Is the bicarb normal? No
  4. Is the pO2 normal? No, so hypoxemia

Compensated respiratory acidosis with hypoxemia

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

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