Acid Base (Respiratory)

To the tune of Over There

Body cells will thrive when the balance is right

Buffers: Lungs and kidneys work together day and night

Keeping pH range in sight . . . 7.35-7.45

Acid states will show when the pH is low

Alkalosis flies when the pH is high

Respiratory CO2   Acid link

Metabolic Bicarb   Base is what to think

Acid – Base   Acid- Base

with Respiratory look at breathing depth and rate.

If you’re in a panic and breathing frantic

You’re blowing off acids: CO2

Then … you’re BASE.  High pH, low CO2,

Lightheadedness, and tingling too.

Hyperventilation- You may need to give sedation or breath in a paper bag for respiratory alkalosis.

Acid – Base     Acid- Base

Respiratory Acidosis cannot wait.

When you’re breathing barely   – –  O2 is scary

You’re holding on to acids- C02

Acidosis   low pH, high C02, drug overdose, infection too.

Bronchodilators, perhaps a ventilator for muscular disorders that cause Respiratory Acidosis.


Copyright D.D. Kincheloe 2010

I love teaching and helping people find their path. I hope these help you as much as I've enjoyed making them. Blessings.

Dr. Donna Kincheloe, DNP
Educator, Author, Speaker, Nurse