Posted: August 9th, 2017
On admission, a client has the following arterial blood gas (ABG) values: PaO2, 50 mm Hg; PaCO2, 70 mm Hg; pH, 7.20; HCO3–, 28 mEq/L. Based on these values,
the nurse should formulate which nursing diagnosis for this client?
A. Risk for deficient fluid volume
B. Deficient fluid volume
C. Impaired gas exchange
D. Metabolic acidosis
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