Lab Case 173

A 45 year old female presents to ED, after being found unconscious at home after being discharged form a MHU.

Her ABG showed the following:

-pH 7.55                                                          Na 140mmol/l

-pCO2 12 mmHg                                             K 3.5 mmol/l

-pO2 140mmHg (FIO2 0.40)                           Cl 112 mmol/l

-HCO3 10mmol/L                                            Glucose 6.3 mmol/l

-Lactate 2 mmol/l                                           Cr 90umol/l


Describe and Interpret the following VBG

What further Investigation would you request?

What is your initial management of this patient?

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