Metabolic and Endocrine

Fact Sheets

NB. Facts Sheets are designed to be viewed on Word and edited by yourself to suit your needs. They may open looking strange on the default iPad or iPhone viewer, and I suggest you open them in Word on those devices as they will then open normally. 

How To Interpret ABG’s                         Be able to interpret an ABG in your sleep. And work on your mental arithmetic skills!

Metabolic acidosis fact sheet             Know your raised AG and normal AG metabolic acidosis causes and be able to reel them off in an order relevant to scenario!

Metabolic alkalosis fact sheet

NaHCO3 fact sheet

Respiratory acidosis fact sheet

Respiratory alkalosis fact sheet




Hyponatraemia                         Know your causes – it’s a very common VAQ

Thyroid Problems

Adrenal problems

Alcoholic ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis              Middlemore has some new adult guidelines that have a different fluid / dextrose / insulin treatment regime. Have a look at it, as it may be that the treatment of DKA is going to change…


Other metabolic derangements fact sheet


Metabolic and Endocrine MCQ’s

For metabolic and endocrine VAQ’s – see the stockpile of ABG’s in the Written Examination resources area. I have no SAQ’s specific to this topic – it tends to be covered in the VAQ’s instead.

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