Fluid, electrolyte, and acid- base disturbances are very common in critically ill patients and can contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality. A sound understanding of this complex topic area is vital for optimal patient management. This two-part webinar series is designed to provide the clinician with an overview of these disturbances as well as an opportunity to assess their knowledge in this area. Interactive case examples allow a hands on approach to patient assessment, management, and problem-solving.
Describe acid base regulation in the body.
Describe the underlying etiology and pathophysiology of acid base disorders.
Identify a step-wise systematic approach to assessing and managing acid-base disorders.
PharmD, BCNSP, BC-ADM,
VA Boston Healthcare System
PharmD, MBA, BCPS,
Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist,
NICU, Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno, CA