Posted: February 19th, 2018
A Subdural hematoma : Which of the following 2 responses best describes the cause?
When evaluating an arterial blood gas from a male client with a subdural hematoma, the nurse notes the Paco2 is 30 mm Hg.
Which of the following responses best describes the result?
A. Appropriate; lowering carbon dioxide (CO2) reduces intracranial pressure (ICP)
B. Emergent; the client is poorly oxygenated
D. Significant; the client has alveolar hypoventilation