Acid Base Analysis
1. pH - What’s the primary disturbance?
2. ...
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Acid Base Analysis

1. pH - What’s the primary disturbance?

2. pCO2 - What’s the pCO2?

3. HCO3 - What’s the bicarb?

Respiratory Acidosis - Airflow obstruction

 • COPD, asthma, ↓ Drive, Medications, Central, ↑ CO2 production

Respiratory alkalosis

 drive

• Hypoxemia

• Pain/anxiety

• Hepatic enceph

• Pregnancy

• Salicylates

Metabolic Alkalosis - “BLVD PLACE”

   B - Bartter's

   L – Laxative

   V – Vomiting

   D - Diarrhea/diuretics

   P - Post-hypercapnea

   L - Licorice

   A - Alkali ingestion

   C - Contraction alkalosis

   E - Endocrine (Conn’s or Cushing’s)

Metabolic Acidosis

  - non anion gap metabolic acidosis

  - anion gap metabolic acidosis



Nick Mark MD @nickmmark



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Dr. Gerald Diaz
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