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Reply To: VNCert EEC Exam Question: Blood Gas

Andy Bell

Hi Gail,

From what I can remember (its been a little while). The lactate is significant because the lactate indicates a degree of anaerobic metabolism. It will contribute to the acidosis, but I would consider looking at more obvious issues like a hypovolaemic episode? and the correction of that…

It is likely to be a metabolic acidosis with a compensatory respiratory alkalosis…

I hope that helps…