Fetal blood gas values

Obstetric Anesthesia

Definition

pH 7.34-7.40, PaO2 65-85, PaCO2 30-36, RR 35

Note that tidal volume is the same for all ages (including adults) at 6 ml/kg. Alveolar ventilation, however drops from 130 ml/kg/min to 60 ml/kg/min in an adult.

78%

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2009

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