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Acid Base NCLEX

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lindseynoodle's version from 2015-06-10 05:36

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Normal pH range is between7.35-7.45
Normal PaC02 is between35-45
Normal HC03 is between22-26
Retaining C02 is caused byRespiratory Acidosis
Excreting C02 is caused by Respiratory Alkalosis
Respiratory alkalosis you are breathingtoo fast (hyperventilating)
Respiratory acidosis you are breathingslow (hypoventilating)
What happens to potassium in Metabolic Acidosis?HYPERkalemia
What happens to potassium in Metabolic Alkalosis?HYPOkalemia
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