Case Study In Acid-Base Balance
Describe how the high PCO2 and low pH in Mr. Henderson’s blood are related in this case. Mr. Henderson hypoventilation decreased his oxygen to his lungs and that resulted with build up of carbon dioxide.
Describe how the high bicarbonate in Mr. Henderson’s blood is related to the low pH in his urine. The high measure of bicarbonate in Mr. Henderson's blood caused by hypoventilation causing metabolic acidosis and then causing the ph-urine to lower.
What type of intervention might the doctors and nurses initiate in order to address the hemothorax? Explain how this intervention will lead to changes in PCO2 and blood pH.
Best thing would be to stop the source of bleeding and then draining the blood in the thoracic cavity which will allow the lung to expand properly decreasing carbon dioxide and increasing oxygen in the blood to get pH levels back to