Acid-base balance is one of those things that occur “behind-the-scenes” with all of your patients. But when this balance is off, it can be pretty dramatic! In this podcast episode, Nurse Mo takes you through a review of acid-base physiology and then brings it home with patient scenarios you’re likely to see in the clinical setting.

In this episode we’ll review:
Common causes of acid-base imbalances
Ways the body compensates and regulates pH
Respiratory compensation
Renal compensation
Four patient scenarios

If you’re in Advanced Med/Surg and want to practice ABGs, go through my step-by-step tutorial here (

For references, see the accompanying blog post here (