Story time no.1

I’m at work because it’s a Saturday and why the fuck not πŸ˜’.

We have a patient that has been screaming ALL NIGHT LONG. They were recently extubated, recently as in dayshift. For some reason NO ONE thought to get a follow up ABG. The RT decided to get an ABG tonight for shits and giggles. Values as follows:

pH 7.546

PCO2 37.4

PO2 44.3

Bicarb 31.7

O2 sats 86.5


Oh. *Maybe* we should do something about that! 

Guess who ended up reintubated…


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