AG is a 30-year-old male who presents to the emergency department complaining of transient disorientation and dyspnea. He has a history of asthma and type 1 diabetes. In triage, he has a heart rate of 112, respiratory rate 34, temperature 97.9o F. SpO2 is 99% on room air. He appears to be slightly disoriented and rapid and deep respirations. He is not coughing.
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The patient is placed on a nonrebreathing mask. Fifteen minutes later arterial blood gases are obtained with the following results:
PaCO2 18 mmHg
HCO3 4 mEq
PaO2 290 mmHg
Hgb 13.4 gms
In addition, other lab values include:
Na+ 131 mEq
Cl- 103 mEq
K+ 3.9 mEq
Glucose 456 mg/dL