Clinical Basics - Acid-Base Balance : Nursing Course


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Acidosis can occur with all of the following conditions except:

Hyperventilation

Rationale: Hyperventilation causes alkalosis because more CO2 is being blown off than the body can compensate for.


Erikson's stages of development relate to:

Psychosocial

Rationale: Erikson's stages help describe the physical, social and emotional stage that a person is in, in there life. Each stage much be successfully achieved in order from someone to move to the next one.


The treatment for acidosis includes:

Bicarbonate

Rationale:

These two organs in the body serve as a compensatory function to maintain acid base balance:

Kidneys and lungs

Rationale:

This test would be performed to determine if a patient is in metabolic or respiratory alkalosis/acidosis:

Arterial blood gas (ABG)

Rationale:

You have a patient in metabolic acidosis. You know that their pH must be below:

7.35

Rationale:

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