Below is an educational resource about how to begin to interpret ABG's and what the components seen on them mean in real-terms.
As always - not a clinical guideline, just a learning resource.
All lists are not exhaustive.
Note that many pathologies can cause a respiratory alkalosis via hyperventilation.
If you would like to print it out to use in a department, or as a teaching handout, please either let me know on Twitter, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org - so I can keep a portfolio record.
*please note you can also use the mnemonic CAT-MUDPILES for the high anion gap causes - see here.
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