Quiz: Understanding acid-base issues in EMS
How well do you know the conditions associated with pH imbalances?
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By Sean Hulsman
The human body must maintain itself within a very small pH window in order to properly function. It does so by utilizing an amazing acid/base buffering system which, when well understood by EMS providers, can help us better treat patients.
Read A delicate balance: Understanding acid-base issues in EMS patients, and take this quiz to test your knowledge.