Posted: February 8th, 2018
Depressed ventilation : 3 Reasons Why It is Important To Seek Urgent Medical Care
Anne, who is drinking beer at a party, falls and hits her head on the ground.
Her friend Liza dials “911” because Anne is unconscious, depressed ventilation (shallow and slow respirations), rapid heart rate, and is profusely bleeding from both ears.
Which primary acid-base imbalance is Anne at risk for if medical attention is not provided?
A. Metabolic Acidosis
B. Metabolic Alkalosis
C. Respiratory Acidosis
D. Respiratory Alkalosis