Pondering Acid-Base: Making Sense of the Chaos!


So much pathology is reflected in the acid-base status of a patient. I’ve always found acid-base analysis challenging. I probably look at a couple of ABGs on most of my shifts in the ED, and up until now have scarcely ventured beyond the basics. I used to be able to say whether a patient was acidotic/alkalotic […]

Case 2: She Came Disguised as an Acute Abdomen…


Here is a presentation we put together on this case. We skim over a lot of the content, which is covered in greater detail in the written post. We used prezi.com for the ‘virtual canvas’ style presentation. The situation… It was a Saturday night in a small suburban ED. It was my first ever night […]