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