Diagnosis and treatment of simple acid-base disorders.
Nutr Clin Pract. 2008 Apr-May;23(2):122-7
Authors: Ayers P, Warrington L
The ability to diagnose and treat acid-base disorders is an important component in the practice of the nutrition support clinician. A complete understanding of the basic principles of metabolic and respiratory disorders allows the practitioner to formulate educated decisions regarding fluids, parenteral nutrition salts, and the management of electrolytes. This review will discuss the diagnosis and treatment of common metabolic and respiratory disorders encountered in nutrition support practice.
PMID: 18390779 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]