Sunday, March 15, 2009

Category: Blood Gas - ACRONYM

The directions pH and HCO3 move with Alkalosis vs. Acidosis:

ROME:
  • Respiratory move Opposite: pH is up, PCO2 is down (Alkalosis). pH is down, PCO2 is up (Acidosis).
  • Metabolic move Equal: pH is up, HCO3 is up (Alkalosis). pH is down, HCO3 is down(Acidosis).

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