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 email@example.com - 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.
2/2/2018 01:33:16 am
Hi can I have a PDF or jpeg to be able to print it out please for dept use
2/2/2018 08:27:55 am
Thank you David, may i display i poster form in the medical on call meeting room & critical care outreach office at Wrightington Wigan & Leigh nhs Foundation trust?
2/2/2018 11:57:48 am
Absolutely Karen, thanks for letting me know!
2/8/2018 04:43:55 pm
love this! Trying to download in PDF but unable (?) Great tool for guidance!
2/15/2018 03:34:16 pm
I am a Nurse Practitioner student and struggle with ABGs. This is a very helpful chart but is hard to read. May I have a pdf so I can print it out to use as a reference for myself?
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3/22/2021 11:24:38 am
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