|Data Element (edit)
PCO2 (or PaCO2) is the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the patient's arterial blood in mmol/L.
It is an element of the Arterial blood gas (APACHE).
There are special collection instructions for Arterial blood gas (APACHE), refer there for further info.
|Apache Physiological Variable
|partial pressure of carbon dioxide in arterial blood
|absolute max allowed
|high score 4
|high score 3
|high score 2
|high score 1
|low score 1
|low score 2
|low score 3
|low score 4
|AP phys warnMin
|AP phys absMin
This value is used to generate the APACHE Score.
Collecting Apache physiological variables
There are some specific rules to follow in choosing which one of several lab results to collect.
See APACHE physiological variable collection for details.
Rules described in APACHE_physiological_variable_collection#Exceptionally_high_or_low_values are implemented by Check APACHE physiological variable high low.
Data Integrity Checks
Data Integrity Checks (automatic list)
|Check APACHE physiological variable high low