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(OBQ12.18) A 36-year-old man sustains blunt chest trauma, an open right femur fracture, and a closed left tibia fracture following a high-speed MVC. Upon presentation to the emergency room, blood pressure is 80/40, HR 135, and urine output is .4 cc/kg/hr. Fluids and blood products are administered, and the patient is transferred to the ICU for further care. As an alternative to lactate and base deficit measurements, which of the following would best indicate adequate resuscitation has been achieved? Topic Review Topic

1. Systolic blood pressure > 120
2. Heart rate between 60-100
3. Urine output equals 0.4 cc/kg/hr
4. Gastric intramucosal pH of 7.4
5. Potassium between 3.5-4.5

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