87 days ago,
Four-Step Guide to ABG Analysis
Is the pH normal, acidotic or alkalotic?
Are the pCO2 or HCO3 abnormal? Which one appears to influence the pH?
If both the pCO2 and HCO3 are abnormal, the one which deviates most from the norm is most likely causing an abnormal pH.
Check the pO2. Is the patient hypoxic?