Acid Base
Imbalances +
ABGs

Cheat Sheet
Contains the key points & memory tricks
to ace your next exam!

About Acid Base Imbalances and Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs)

As a nursing student, the ability to interpret ABGs and identify acid base imbalances is essential because they are top tested on the NCLEX.

An arterial blood gas (ABG) test is a crucial diagnostic tool for detecting these imbalances. For nurses, interpreting ABGs is vital as it helps them recognize the underlying causes of a client’s symptoms and guides appropriate interventions.

These concepts may seem daunting at first, but with the right resources and practice, you can master them.

What’s Included in the Acid Base Imbalances and ABGs Cheat Sheet?

By now, you’re probably wondering what’s in the cheat sheet.

Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find inside:

  • Pathophysiology: Gain a clear understanding of the underlying mechanisms that cause acid base imbalances. Learn how different conditions affect the body’s pH (the blood’s measured acid-base balance) and what changes to look for in ABG results.
  • Controlling Organs: Discover the role of organs such as the lungs and kidneys in maintaining acid-base balance. Understand how these organs compensate for imbalances and what happens when they fail.
  • Causes: Identify the common causes of various acid base imbalances. Our ABGs and acid base imbalance cheat sheet outlines the triggers you need to know.
  • Memory Tricks: Retaining complex information with ease. Our cheat sheet includes clever memory aids to help you remember critical concepts.
  • Key Players: Familiarize yourself with the key players that keep the body’s pH levels in check. Learn what makes the body acidotic and alkalotic.

As this is just a preview, there’s more information waiting for you inside our cheat sheet. With concise explanations and helpful illustrations, it’s the perfect tool to help you master these concepts.

Plus, it’s easily accessible on the go, so you can review when and where you need it most. Don’t let acid base imbalances and ABGs intimidate you.

Arm yourself with the knowledge and confidence to interpret ABG results like a pro.

Check Out Our Free Acid Base Imbalances and ABGs Video Resource

To complement our cheat sheet, we also offer a comprehensive video resource on acid base imbalances and ABGs you don’t want to miss.

This animated video provides in-depth explanations, memory tricks, mnemonics, and visual aids to enhance your understanding. It breaks down complex concepts into manageable lessons to boost your confidence and competence.

Download the video here.