Unlocking the mystery of the ABG
Part 1 – Acid Base
So this is a topic that I keep coming back to… I guess because it is something that is used pretty much every day in my clinical practice.
I found found some nice tips and memory aids along the way … am keen to share them
These are some cool examples that will take you through the 4 basic acid-base disorders
- respiratory alkalosis
- respiratory acidosis
- metabolic acidosis
- metabolic alkalosis
Examples: JoziEM ABG examples
When you take a deeper dive, you will see that there is a bit more to these examples than only the primary acid-base disorders. But this is a good place to start.
PDF of workshop: JoziEM ABG workshop
This is the updated version of my ABG acid-base cheat-sheet (which has evolved over the years).
This is the most amazing poster by Amy O’Donnel – I usually laminate a copy and put it close to my blood gas machine(s) at work.
- O’Donnel A. ABG as easy as 123 Accessed [9/11/2018]
- 2. Joshua Steinberg. LITFL. Acid base worksheet
- Camody JB, Norwood VF. Postgrad Med J 2012; 88 A clinical approach to paediatric acid base disorders
post by @QuirkyMD