Interpretation of arterial blood gases ABGs is a crucial skill that a lot of student nurses and medical practitioners need to learn. It is used to determine the extent of the compensation by the buffer system and includes the measurements of the acidity pH , levels of oxygen, and carbon dioxide in arterial blood. Unlike other blood samples obtained through a vein, a blood sample from an arterial blood gas ABG is taken from an artery commonly on radial or brachial artery. The pH is the concentration of hydrogen ions and determines the acidity or alkalinity of body fluids.
Severe diabetic ketoacidosis – a remarkable case study
You can still see your regular doctor at your Eastbrooke clinic. We have implemented special infection control and social distancing procedures to keep you and others safe. All appointments booked online at Eastbrooke will be in-clinic consultations. CALL 03 New patients are always welcome at our Belmont location, but we are unable to book you in online.
This post is a rapid literature review of pertinent paediatric literature regarding COVID disease. Our search and review methods have changed as the pace and utility of the published literature has evolved over time. Initially we produced a written review of all publications, however on April 17 th we moved to a more selective review process. All articles were read in full, then if high enough quality, determined by consensus and involvement of a clinical academic, a written review was also produced. As of June 30 th , we have again revised our process as the urgent need for rapid evidence synthesis has lessened, and the volume of research published remains extremely high, with much of it adding little to the current body of knowledge.
A quick review of the EMS sheet and nursing home paperwork show a history of diabetes, multi-infarct dementia, schizoaffective disorder, seizure disorder and chronic abdominal pain. Diagnosing a patient with a change in mental status can be a daunting challenge in the Emergency Department ED. Some presentations are clear; a patient who is postictal after a seizure or a diabetic patient who is hypoglycemic. At times the clinical picture is more subtle and not easily identified. Enlisting historical data from multiple sources and maintaining a high index of suspicion is necessary to detect the behavioral marker of potentially catastrophic pathology.