a. Side lying with affected side down
b. Side lying with affected side up
c. High-Fowler’s position
d. Low-Fowler’s position
172. When assessing a client with fractured ribs, which ABG values would be expected?
a. PaO2 89 mmHg, PaCO2 41 mmHg
b. PaO2 101 mmHg, PaCO2 50 mmHg
c. PaO2 94 mmHg, PaCO2 35 mmHg
d. PaO2 76 mmHg, PaCO2 48 mmHg
ABG (Arterial blood gas) 动脉血气
171. Correct answer: c.
High-fowler’s position facilitates chest expansion and eases work of respiration.
172. Correct answer: d.
Hypoxemia and Hypercapnia are expected. Hypoxemia is reflected in the PaO2 (partial pressure of oxygen dissolved in the blood), the normal value of which is 80–100 mmHg. Hypercapnia is reflected in the PaCO2 whose normal range is 35–45 mmHg.