Picmonic NCLEX® Question of the Day

A 55-year-old male is brought to the ER one hour after overdosing on opioids in an attempt to commit suicide. His respiratory rate is 7 breaths per minute, and he responds to painful stimuli. An ABG is obtained. Which of the following results would the nurse most likely expect?

pH: 7.24; pCO2: 56mmHg; HCO3: 25mEq/L
ph: 7.30; pCO2: 39mmHg; HCO3: 20mEq/L
pH: 7.40; pCO2: 42mmHg; HCO3: 24mEq/L
pH: 7.52; pCO2: 54mmHg; HCO3: 15mEq/L

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