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Barbiturates Depress Central Respiratory Center of Brain
Opioids Depress Central Respiratory Center of the Brain
Respiratory Muscle Weakness/Paralysis
Respiratory Acidosis Assessment
Decreased pH < 7.35
Increased PaCO2 > 45
Change in LOC
Respiratory Acidosis Interventions
How to Interpret Acid Base Disorders
pH, pCO2, HCO3 (Bicarbonate)
Opposite Direction As pH
Same Direction As pH
Respiratory Alkalosis Assessment
Increased pH > 7.45
Decreased PaCO2 < 35 mmHg
Tingling Lips or Fingers
Respiratory Alkalosis Interventions
Treat Underlying Cause
Mechanically Ventilated Patients
Decrease Tidal Volume and/or Respiratory Rate
Give Adequate Pain Control and Sedation
Rebreathing into Paper Bag
Compensatory Drop in Serum Bicarbonate
Correct CO2 Slowly
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