Understanding acid-base disturbances is essential in the care of the critically ill patient. Through a systematic evaluation of patient symptoms and arterial blood gas values, patient care can be improved. These formulas can be effective tools for the nurse to use in the care of patients with acid-base imbalances.
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JM Russell; Successful methods for arterial blood gas interpretation. Crit Care Nurse 1 April 1991; 11 (4): 14–19. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn19188.8.131.52
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