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The nurse notes that a client's arterial blood gas results reveal a pH of 7.50 and a Pco2 of 30 mm Hg. The nurse monitors the client for which clinical manifestations associated with these arterial blood gas results? Select all that apply. 1. Nausea 2. Confusion 3. Bradypnea 4. Tachycardia 5. Hyperkalemia 6. Lightheadedness


["Confusion", "Tachycardia", "Lightheadedness"]

  • Q: What are the normal ranges for arterial blood gas results? A: Normal range for arterial pH is 7.35 to 7.45 while normal range for Pco2 is 35 to 45 mm Hg.
  • Q: What could result in an arterial pH of 7.50 and a Pco2 of 30 mm Hg? A: Respiratory alkalosis.
  • Q: What clinical manifestations are associated with respiratory alkalosis? A: Confusion, light-headedness, and tachycardia.