Posted: February 8th, 2018

Post-abdominal surgery : 3 Important Follow-up Methods

Mr. Wales, who underwent post-abdominal surgery, has a nasogastric tube.

The nurse on duty notes that the nasogastric tube (NGT) is draining a large amount (900 cc in 2 hours) of coffee ground secretions. The client is not oriented to person, place, or time. The nurse contacts the attending physician and STAT ABGs are ordered. The results from the ABGs show pH 7.57, PaCO2 37 mmHg and HCO3 30 mEq/L. What is your assessment?

A. Metabolic Acidosis, Uncompensated
B. Metabolic Alkalosis, Uncompensated
C. Respiratory Alkalosis, Uncompensated
D. Metabolic Alkalosis, Partially Compensated

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