Posted: October 9th, 2017
An elderly client was admitted to hospital in a coma. Analysis of the arterial blood gave the following values: PCO2 16 mm Hg, HCO3- 5 mmol/L and pH 7.1. As a well-rounded nurse, you know that the normal value for HCO3 is:
A. 20 mmol/L
B. 24 mmol/L
C. 29 mmol/L
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