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Aug 30, 2018

Prior to PA school, Zach was a clinical research coordinator at Mass General Hospital. He was lucky enough to work with some of the worlds leading researchers in cardiac imaging.

One thing he learned was how to approach a medical paper...

This skill is usually overlooked and most simply read the abstract of the paper....


Aug 23, 2018

This is the final lecture in our ABG mini series. Today, we're going to finish it all off with metabolic alkalosis.

This has the potential for some really bad complications: seizures, arrhythmias, electrolyte abnormalities, and death. 

The patients with alkalosis should definitely scare you most.

So, let's dive right...


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...