Flashcards in Acid Base Balance Deck (8)
What are the three main components of the buffer system?
Circulating bicarbonate (HCO3)
What are the four main clinical presentations of acid base disorders?
Is a pt acidic or basic aid they are retaining co2 (can't breath)?
If a pt is hyperventilating is she acidic or basic? (Blowing out too much co2)
What produces the fastest response during acidotic/alkalodic emergencies?
What is an H+ ion?
What is an OH ion?