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
- Is the pH normal? pH is normal so it is compensated
- Is the Co2 normal? No, so it is respiratory
- Is the bicarb normal? No
- 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.