Both Respiratory And Metabolic Acidosis - Possible?
both respiratory and metabolic acidosis - possible? could this be possible example ABG reading: how do u describe this? compensated or non. I think it is partially compensated metabolic acidosis. It is not fully compensated, as the ph would have to be normal for that to be so. I could be wrong but as I remember it, if the ph and hco3 are going in the same direction (both are going down = acidosis) then it is a metabolic problem. If I am wrong, someone correct me as I don't know what else it could be Have a notebook and pencil handy. Follow along, pause the video, do the work and check your answers. It's uncompensated because the ph is not in normal range. Compensated means that the compensatory system is doing enough work to hold the ph at normal or to offset the other system. Yes, respiratory and metabolic acidosis may coexist, although if things run long enough, there can be partial compensation, if patient has reserves. A relatively common case is patient with insulin dependent diabetes getting severe pneumonia (acute respiratory acidosis) , losing control of sugars and going into DKA (acute metabolic acidosis). Wrong vent management in case of acute metabolic acidosis with not Continue reading >>