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Aug 17, 2018

This acid base disorder requires multiple steps!

So, make sure to pay close attention to this one. 

But, what are common metabolic acidosis disorders? Well, everyone jumps to MUDPILES.

The first step, however, is to determine if there's an increased anion gap or not. Remember, the body already has a normal anion gap...

Aug 9, 2018

Today, we'll be going over part 2 of 4 of the acid base disorders. 

As a recap, what is normal? 

Well, a normal pH is 7.35 - 7.45

If the pH is <7.35 then we have acedemia.

If the pH is >7.45 then we have alkalemia.

A normal bicarbonate is 22-26 and a normal pCO2 is 35-45. 

In today's podcast we are going to tackle...

Aug 2, 2018

Over the next 4 weeks we will be going over ABGs. We're going to break them down into 4 parts, as they all require different approaches. This will be our schedule for the next few weeks:

  1. Respiratory acidosis
  2. Respiratory alkalosis
  3. Metabolic acidosis
  4. Metabolic alkalosis

Today, we will be talking respiratory...

Jul 26, 2018

Today, we're going to talk about the patient, who makes you want to go home and have your own drink. 

You get a page from the ER about a new admission. It's a 35 year old male patient with a past medical history of heavy alcohol abuse - he presents to the hospital asking for detox.

For every ETOH patient that walks...

Jul 19, 2018

In last weeks episode, we discussed the differences between DKA and HHS. Today, we'll be sharing how to manage these two diseases.

If you missed last weeks episode, you can listen to that here:

We had that 35 year old female with type 1 DM on insulin complaining of burning with urination,...