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Nursing care plan respiratory alkalosis

(PRIMARY CARBONIC ACID DEFICIT) I. Pathophysiology—acute or chronic increase in respiratory rate and volume, primarily triggered by hypoxemia or direct stimulation of the central respiratory center of the brain a. Acute: PaCO2 is below lower limit of normal, serum pH … Continue reading

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Nursing care plan respiratory acidosis

RESPIRATORY ACID-BASE IMBALANCES I. Pathophysiology—the body has the remarkable ability to maintain plasma pH within a narrow range of 7.35 to 7.45. a. Accomplished by chemical buffering mechanisms involving the lungs and kidneys i. Lungs compensate for acid-base imbalances resulting … Continue reading

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