Keys to the Cart: March 6, 2017

published 3 years ago by Ed Nemergut and Robert Thiele (presented by the IARS)

Hypothermia: pH Stat Management; Circulatory Arrest: pH Stat Implications

And we are back welcome to another exciting edition of keys to the car a weekly openness is a podcast where we will review several IT keyboards in just a couple of minutes. My name is doctor alley Bechtel and I'm in zoologists at the university of Virginia. Today we are once again going to review several key words that our listeners have asked about so here we go let's unlock some knowledge. We are going to return to an important topic arterial blood gases. First up we'll discuss hypothermia PH stat management. For Pete's stat the goal is to maintain the peace and at a PH of 7.4 with the PCO 2 a 40 millimeters of mercury at the patient's current temperature. When the patient is hypothermic this means that CO 2 must be added to the patient's blood in order to keep the PCO 2. At 40 millimeters of mercury. On the blood gas since the solubility of CO 2 increases as the patient's temperature falls. The added CO 2 then yields not only arrest ...

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