Tag: Metabolic Acidosis

Simplifying Mechanical Ventilation – Part 3: Severe Metabolic Acidosis

Before I set up the ventilator, I consider if my patient has one of the following 3 physiologic processes: severe metabolic acidosis, an obstructive process (Asthma or COPD), or refractory hypoxemia. If my patient doesn’t fit into one of these …

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Thoracic and Respiratory