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Calculations must be re-checked, shouldn't be used alone for patient care, and don't substitute for professional judgment. See our full disclaimer.
Evaluates states of metabolic acidosis.
We now have an ABG Analyzer to help with acid-base analysis as well.
Anion Gap = Na - (Cl + HCO3-)
Delta Gap = Anion Gap - 12 (nl anion gap)
Anion Gap Metabolic Acidosis: MUDPILERS
Non-Anion Gap Acidosis: HARDUPS
Acute Respiratory Acidosis (Chronic Respiratory Acidosis = COPD/restrictive lung dz): any hypoventilation state
Metabolic Alkalosis: CLEVER PD
Respiratory Alkalosis: CHAMPS (think speed up breathing)
Calculations must be re-checked and should not be used alone to guide patient care nor should they substitute for clinical judgement. disclaimer