Flashcards in Small Group 3 Gas Exchange Deck (4):
What is the cause of accentuated P2 in COPD patients
increase pulmonary pressure causes early closing of P2
How do diuretic cause metabolic alkalosis?
wasting of chloride anions cause the kidney to retain HCO3- to retain electrical neutrality
How do you calculate anion gap?
Na+- Cl- - HCO3- (can be calculated by rule of 10- change in HCO3- by 10 for each 0.01 change in pH)