Saw this in a practice nclex question, and got it wrong. Wanted to share with you guys so you get it right & know how to administer these 2 when prescribed at the same time :)
Here’s an Acid/Base Compensation diagram that I made to help you understand acid/base compensation//arterial blood gases better!
pH (acid): < 7.35
pH (base): > 7.45
PaCO2 (acid): > 45
PaCO2 (normal): 35–45
PaCO2 (base): < 35
HCO3 (acid): < 22
HCO3 (normal): 22–26
HCO3 (base): > 26
Areas each cranial nerve controls. What a great mnemonic!
Cardiac & pharm.
This is soo helpful when remembering Beta Blockers (cardiovascular medication).
B1- affects the heart (heart is 1 organ)
B2- affects the lungs (there are 2 lungs)