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Blood gas analysis: acid-base, fluid and electrolyte disorders

This topic is a part of the E-learning programme (ESCeL) on acute cardiovascular care which offers a portfolio of 79 chapters among 11 sections.

Acid-base homeostasis is vital for the maintenance of normal tissue and organ function, as both acidosis and alkalosis can have harmful and potentially life-threatening effects.

This course helps to:

  • Comprehend the principles of acid-base balance
  • Outline the common causes and mechanisms of acid-base disorders
  • Interpret a blood gas analysis
  • Understand the principles of fluid and electrolyte balance
  • Know the common causes and mechanisms of fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • Describe the treatment of the main fluid and electrolyte disorders.

These courses are based on the chapter about blood gas analysis: acid-base, fluid and electrolyte disorders of the ESC Textbook of Intensive and Acute Cardiovascular Care, 2nd Edition 2015 by Richard Paul, Pavlos Myrianthefs, George Baltopoulos, and Shaun McMaster

What’s inside?

Three courses on:

  • Blood gas analysis: acid-base, fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • Acid-base disorders
  • Fluid and electrolyte disorders

Each course ends with a MCQ test.

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Course Coordinator: Sofie Geveart

Course Contributor: Gustavo Lima da Silva