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?