Blood gas #22

Blood  gas #22

Describe and interpret this venous blood gas: History: A 73-year-old woman with a background of COPD presents to the emergency department with a 2-day history of influenza-like symptoms, dyspnoea and drowsiness. She reports anorexia and reduced oral intake, but no other gastrointestinal symptoms. pH 7.35

Blood Gas #21

Blood Gas #21

Describe and interpret this venous blood gas: History: A 37-year-old woman with a history of non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, alcohol dependence, and recurrent depressive episodes is found unconscious at home. On arrival to the emergency department she remains comatose (GCS 3), hypotensive (BP 90/60), and