n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Approach to acid-base disorders - a clinical chemistry perspective

Volume 30, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Skill in interpreting biochemical data to correctly identify and treat acid-base disorders is an essential competency for clinicians. Studies have, however, shown that proficiency in this area is lacking and that performance declines as disorders become more complex. This review presents a systematic approach and set of rules that should help clinicians to solve even the most challenging cases.

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