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10-31-2011
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Calculate the O2 of the blood?

Calculate the oxygen content for a patient with a pulse oximetry reading of 98%, hemoglobin of 10 g/dL, and an arterial blood gas showing pH 7.42, PaO2 93 mmHG, and PaCO2 35 mmHG.
A. 17
B. 15
C. 13.13
D. 17.17
E. 15.15
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#2
11-01-2011
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Oxygen content = (1.34Hb x Sa02) + 0.003Pa02. = (1.34 x 10 x 0.98 ) + (small insignificant number)
= 13.13
 The above post was thanked by: Faith32 (11-01-2011)

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