•History of fever, aches, and chills
•Generally feeling ill
•Cough productive of yellow, thick sputum for the past 4
•Examination reveals temp 38.4° C
•Respiratory rate 20
•Lungs with crackles in left lower lobes
ABGs do you expect?
is your treatment?
- possible pneumonia in this case may cause hypoxemia with the PaO2
- <80 mm Hg. If untreated, the patient could trend to respiratory acidosis
- with decreasing pH and increasing PCO2.
- coughing to clear the lungs, administer oxygen, and treat the underlying