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1

What does an ABG sample report status of?

Reports status of oxygenation and acid-base balance of the blood.

2

What an ABG measures?

pH
PaO2
PaCO2
HCO3
SaO2

3

pH- what it measures & normal range?

Measures amount of free hydrogen ions in arterial blood.
Range: 7.35-7.45

4

PaO2-what it measures & normal range?

PaO2- Partial pressure of O2
Range: 80-100

5

PaCO2what it measures & normal range?

PaCO2- Partial pressure of CO2
Range: 35-45

6

HCO3-what it measures & normal range?

HCO3: concentration of bicarbonate in blood.
Range: 22-26

7

SaO2- what it measures & normal range?

SaO2: percentage of O2 bound to Hgb.
Range: 95-100%

8

pH is affected by what disease processes?

Respiratory, endocrine or neurologic.