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Why is measuring a patient's PH levels important?
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Acid base status of blood.
Have a ph level that is not in sync can have multiple heart issues as well as respiratory issues.
To be able to tell how to treat the patient, if there pH is not 7.35 to 7.45 they could.
To check their acid base levels and to see if they are in metabolic acidoses or alkalosis and Respiratory acidosis or alkalosis.
It tells us is the patient acidosis or alkalosis.
Gives you the balance of the patients body and helpful with diagnosing respiratory problems.
Because it measures the acidity level in theyre blood.
It gives us an idea of a patients breathing and metabolic state.
PH determines how acidic or basic the blood is. If the pH is below 7.25 the patent has to be intubated. If it's too high it may cause alkalosis. acidosis or alkalosis could be harmful to the body and could cause other complications.
To know the level of oxygenation.