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Sep 12, 2019

In this episode, we cover the foundations to every day clinical medicine in the ICU: Acid base. As our patients are either often too sick to regulate their own homeostasis, or what we are doing to them prevents their lungs or kidneys from doing so, we give you the approach to recognizing Acid Base disorders.

Step 1: Calculate the Anion Gap

Step 2: Look at the Bicarbonate level

Step 3: Compare the change in Anion Gap to the Change in Bicarbonate