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Medmastery: acid-base disorders

The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be posting videos from their Acid-Base Essentials course.

In this video we explain the relationship between pH, HCO3 and pCO2 and a simple rule which will help you decide whether the primary problem is respiratory or metabolic in nature.


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Medmastery courses and workshops are fully CME accredited providing US (AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM) and European (ECMECs) CME credits. Members can download their CME certificates upon successful completion of activities. Register now for a free trial and check it out!

Rainer Oberbauer, MD MSc. Nephrologist. Chairman of the nephrology department at the Medical University of Vienna. | Medmastery |

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