Lab Case 120

A 70 year old man presents with chest tightness, vomiting and increasing confusion. Vitals: BP 100/70, PR 110/min

His blood tests show:pH  7.52  (7.36-7.44)

pCO2  23  (35-45  mmHg)

HCO3  19  (22-26  mmol/l)

BE  -2

Na  102  (137-145  mmol/l)

K  3.8  (3.5-5  mmol/l)

Cl  76  (99-111  mmol/l)

Glucose  6.2

Describe and interpret the blood tests

What is the indication for super salt?

How do you administer it?

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