Vital Signs, Arterial Blood Gases

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  1. What is the normal temperature range for an adult?
    96.4- 99.1 degrees F
  2. What is the normal heart rate for an adult?
    60-100 bpm
  3. What is the normal respiratory rate for an adult?
    12-20 breaths per minute
  4. What is the normal systolic blood pressure for an adult?
  5. What is the normal diastolic blood pressure for an adult?
  6. What should the oxygen saturation of a patient be?
    • above 90%.
    • Below 90% is considered abnormal and should be further investigated.
  7. What is the normal range for the PH of the blood?
    7.35 and 7.45
  8. What is the normal partial pressure of oxygen in the arterial blood (PaO2)?
    80-100 mmHg
  9. How many milliequivalents of bicarbonate (HCO3) should there be in 1 liter of arterial blood in a healthy person?
    22-26 mEq/ L
  10. What is the normal partial pressure of carbon dioxide in the arterial blood (PaCO2)?
    35-45 mmHg
  11. What is B.E? What does it mean? What is its normal range?
    • Base Excess
    • Indicates the amount of excess or insufficient levels of bicarbonate in the system; a negative base excess indicates a base deficit in the blood.
    • The normal range is -5 to 3+ mEq/L
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Vital Signs, Arterial Blood Gases
2012-06-06 17:11:18
Vital Signs Arterial Blood Gases

Heart Rate, Respiratory Rate, Blood Pressure,Temperature, and O2 Sat ; the acceptable range for arterial blood gases
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