ABG Case Studies
A27 year old insulin-dependent diabetic presents with decreased consciousness, and a history of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea for the past 3 days His respiratory rate is 30 per minute and deep
pH = 720 HCO-3 = 10 pCO2 = 27 pO2 = 113 mm Hg
Based on the ABG’s which I concluded metabolic acidosis with compensatory respiratory alkalosis
What is the possible stimuli and what behaviors illustrate this condition?