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2. Conrad Jackson is a 28-year-old man who presents to the emergency department with severe fatigue and dehydration secondary to a 4-day history of vomiting. During the interview, he describes attending a family reunion and states that perhaps he ate something bad. Upon admission his vital signs are a temperature of 102.7°F, heart rate of 116 bpm, respiratory rate of 18 breaths/min, and blood pressure of 86/54 mm Hg. The nurse also notes the patient has dry mucous membranes and tenting of skin. The physician orders an IV to be started with 0.45% normal saline, and orders a serum electrolyte and an arterial blood gas. (Learning Objective 7) The following results are returned from the laboratory: Sodium (Na+) Potassium (K+) Chloride (CI) BUN Creatinine Glucose pH PaCO2 нсоз PaO2 O2 Sat 150 5.5 110 42 0.8 86 7.32 35 20 90 98%
a. What is your interpretation of this arterial blood gas sample? b. Explain the high potassium in this patient. c. Calculate the patients anion gap: d. What is the interpretation of this anion gap?
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