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Course: NCLEX-RN > Unit 1

Lesson 1: NCLEX-RN questions

NCLEX-RN questions on chronic bronchitis 2


The healthcare provider is caring for a patient who has chronic bronchitis. The patient’s vital signs are stable and the most recent blood gas shows a pH of 7.4 and PaCO2 of 45mmHg. The patient’s oxygen saturation is noted to be 85%. When considering the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve, what is the healthcare provider’s estimate of the patient’s partial pressure of oxygen?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi or 2/3 pi
mmHg .