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How do you treat Metabolic Acidosis?

Treat the underlying disease

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Treating Acute Metabolic Acidosis

How to correct the pH by correcting HCO3-:
1. Calculate how much per liter of fluids is needed? (Normal - Actual) AKA (24 - Actual)
2. Calculate how many liters of fluid need to be corrected? (~0.5-0.6 L per kg of body weight)

3. Multiple 1 and 2

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Treatments of Metabolic Acidosis

1. Amp NaHCO3 (50 mmol in 50 ml)
2. D5W with 3 amps of NaHCO3
3. NaHCO3 tablets (650 mg)

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Actions of an Amp of NaHCO3?

1. Raises concentration of HCO3- about 1 mmol/L for average person size
2. Increases concentration of Na+ 1 mmol/L PER amp given