And so the trend of monthly and annual summaries continues!
Here are some of the more memorable trials from February 2018 from ICU land. Hard to be completionist, or fit everything in one A4 page, but plenty of food for thought and continued discussion!
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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.
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