#Finn’EM2018 Blood gas workshop

Blood gas Workshop – FinnEM2018

This is the blood gas workshop that goes through the following acid-base disturbances:

  • respiratory alkalosis
  • respiratory acidosis – acute and chronic
  • metabolic acidosis – uraemia
  • metabolic alkalosis

Download the blood gas examples: ABG Blood Gas workshop

This is the most amazing poster by Amy O’Donnell – I usually put it up next to the Blood Gas machines in my department.


Download ABG easy as 123 poster

This is my own reference card that I have compiled from a number of resources to help with Acid Base ABG disorders.

Please check out the bottom part of the hand-out for mixed disorders:

  • delta gap
  • delta ratio

Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 13.11.42Download Blood Gas Workshop Worksheet

Two fantastic resources that I have found for acid-base and blood gas examples to practice:


  1. O’ Donnel A. ABG … Easy as … 123 Feb 2008. Avail at http://www.aci.health.nsw.gov.au/_data/assests/pdf_file/0004/2200675/ABG_poster_large.pdf Accessed [2/4/2015]
  2. Joshua Steinberg. LITFL. Avail at http://lifeinthefastlane.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/ArterialBloodGas_Interpretation_ABG.jpg [Accessed 7/1/2018]
  3. Camody JB, Norwood VF, 2012. A clinical approach to paediatric acid base disorders. Postgrad Med J 2012; 88A clinical approach to paediatric acid base disorders. Postgrad Med J 2012; 88
  4. George YWH. Easy way to understand Stewart’s Acid Base


post by @QuirkyMD  #FinnEM2018

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