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Week 7: Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation

Updated: Feb 13, 2022

Learning Objectives:

Interpreting arterial blood gases

Differentiating causes of respiratory acidosis/alkalosis

Differentiating causes of metabolic acidosis/alkalosis

Main steps of ABG interpretation:

  1. What is the pH?

  2. Is it respiratory or metabolic?

  3. If Metabolic what is the Anion Gap?

  4. HAGMA

  5. NAGMA

  6. Mixed

  7. Is there expected compensation?

Slideshow presentation:

Acid Base Balance
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