Quite Possibly a New Record

I’ve seen some stinky ABGs. Probably not as many as some seasoned RTs or ICU type folks, but have seen my share. But I think this tops my list of worst ABGs. And the ED was wondering why they were a wee bit altered…

pH: 7.20
pCO2: 164 (yes, 1-6-4)
pO2: 177 (10L face mask)
HCO3: 62
Base Excess: 29.3

Looks like they’ve been working on this for awhile though. I heard they were still talking…

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