Acid–Base Disturbances



Step 1: Is there an acid–base disorder? Look at the PaCO2 and the HCO3 to determine whether they are in the normal range (see Table 43-1). If abnormal, go to step 2; if normal, go to step 5.


Metabolic Acidosis Renal Tubular Acidosis Metabolic Alkalosis Ventricular Fibrillation Threshold Base Disturbance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA

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