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A clinical approach to acid-base conundrums

Garrubba, Carl MPA, PA-C; Truscott, Judy MPAS, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: April 2016 - Volume 29 - Issue 4 - p 1–5
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000481405.96291.79
Review Article

ABSTRACT Acid-base disorders can provide essential clues to underlying patient conditions. This article provides a simple, practical approach to identifying simple acid-base disorders and their compensatory mechanisms. Using this stepwise approach, clinicians can quickly identify and appropriately treat acid-base disorders.

Carl Garrubba is program director and an associate professor in the PA program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa. Judy Truscott is associate program director and an assistant professor in the PA program at Chatham University. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2016 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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