Lab Case 345

A 36 year old male BIBA as a priority 1 with altered GCS of 9. Patient is a known diabetic who received COVID vaccine 1 day prior and was vomiting.

Below is the patient VBG:

pH 6.7                                                Na 127 mmol/l

PCO2 24 mmHg                               K 8.3 mmol/l

HCO3 3.3 mmol/l                            Cl 100 mmol/l

B/e -35                                               Lactate 4.4

BSL 50 mmol/l                                  Cr 110 umol/l


  1. Describe and interpret the VBG
  2. If you decided this patient required intubation describe your approach

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