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Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation TreeCalc®

The MedCalc 3000 module Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation TreeCalc® is available in MedCalc 3000 Complete Edition.

This Decision TreeCalc evaluates the following decision points:
  • Click pCO2 (mmHg) in arterial blood
  • Indicate the pH from the ABG

Decision Tree end points include:
  • Metabolic acidosis with reduced respiratory acid helping to compensate the low pH
  • Respiratory alkalosis with reduced respiratory acid causing the high pH
  • Metabolic acidosis not compensated by respiratory change
  • Normal acid base balance
  • Metabolic alkalosis not compensated by respiratory change
  • Respiratory acidosis
  • Metabolic alkalosis compensated by respiratory acid retention


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