Acid Base Disorders Made Easy! Videos & Practice Problems
 

GAIN A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF ACID-BASE DISORDERS IN PATIENTS

Acid-base disturbances are common clinical problems. The accurate interpretation of lab tests in patients with acid-base problems is key for making an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment.  Enjoy a series of short videos, quizzes, and practice problems as you work toward acid-base mastery!



WHO IS THE INSTRUCTOR?

Dr. Seheult is trusted by Universities, clinicians & students for his ability to illustrate key concepts so they are understood, not memorized...

... and clear understanding leads to mastery of medical acid-base!


WHAT YOU'll RECEIVE FROM THIS COURSE:

  • A systematic approach to lab results to spot abnormal acid-base findings and solve acid-base questions
  • A clear understanding of the four primary types: metabolic acidosis, respiratory acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, and respiratory alkalosis
  • Illustrations of Winter's Formulas, the Anion Gap, Compensation, and the balance involved with Bicarb, Carbon Dioxide, and more
  • Hands-on interpretation practice with multiple practice cases. Dr. Seheult will work through these in the video in real-time
  • A clinical perspective of acid-base nuances
  • 1.5 CME (category 1), MOC Points, CE Credits included for no additional charge
  • A post-course quiz to reinforce core concepts and help you study
  • 1 year of unlimited access on up to 3 devices
Course Contents:
Recommended Reading
  • Recommended Reading
Post-Course Quiz (Required for CME/CE Credits)
  • Instructions
  • Post-Course Quiz
Congratulations! CME Certificate
  • Your CME Certificate

Course Overview

Medical Acid-Base Explained Clearly is a course designed to clarify, review, and augment the training and understanding of primary care clinicians in their understanding of medical acid-base problems. The modules included in this course take a departure from the traditional slide presentation style lecture. Instead, the course is comprised of a series of video lectures aided by real-time instructor-led chalkboard visuals. This method of learning allows for the subject matter to be broken down to the basics and is designed to increase learning and retention. 

 

 Many primary care clinicians lack a clear understanding of medical acid-base. This course aims to improve their understanding of the medical acid-base and its associated problems, the underlying causes for medical acid-base problems, and appropriate and effective treatment. This CME course will utilize a combination of videos, quizzes, and systematic discussion of clinical scenarios and practice cases to effectively deliver the course content. 



Course Objectives:

As a result of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Use a methodical approach to the medical acid-base and its associated disorders.   
  • Describe the anion gap, calculate it, and apply it to any medical acid-base disorder present in a patient. 
  • Identify multiple concurrent medical acid-base disorders in a patient.  


Post-Test and Evaluation:

After completing the CME activity, you must successfully complete a post-test and fill out a program evaluation form. You will then be able to view and print your CME certificate.


Faculty

Roger D. Seheult, MD
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Beaver Medical Group, Redlands, CA
Associate Clinical Professor
UC Riverside School of Medicine, Riverside, CA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA


Accreditation

ACCME AccreditedAMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Education Company, Inc. and MedCram, LLC. Continuing Education Company, Inc. (CEC) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education Company, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST complete the activity and the evaluation form. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through the ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this activity.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

     Release Date: 7/12/2019
     Expiration Date: 7/12/2022 (Date after which this enduring material is no longer certified for credit.)
     Medium: Enduring Material, Video/Audio


Faculty/Planning Committee Disclosures

Review Committee:

The following individuals have indicated that he/she (nor spouse/partner) have no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest that may impact upon this CME activity:

  • Beth Townsend, HMCC – Reviewer (Continuing Education Company)
  • Roger Seheult, MD- Faculty
  • Kyle Allred, PA-C – Planner & Content Developer (MedCram)


Faculty Disclosures:

Roger Seheult, MD (Faculty) discloses that he is a consultant for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Unlabeled Use Declaration:

During their presentation, faculty may discuss unlabeled or investigational use which is not approved for a commercial product. Faculty members are required to disclose this information to the audience when referring to an unlabeled or investigational use.

Statement of Disclosure and Independence:

It is the policy of Continuing Education Company (CEC) to ensure all of its accredited educational activities are designed, implemented, and evaluated in accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s (ACCME) Criteria and Policies. In accordance with ACCME requirements, CEC has Conflict of Interest (COI) and Disclosure Policies that are designed to ensure that accredited educational activities are fair, balanced, independent, evidence-based, and based on scientific rigor.

All individuals who are in position to influence and/or control content of a CEC accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity must disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationships which they or their spouse/partner have with (a) with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial products(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (b) with any commercial supporters of the activity. (Relevant financial interest or other relationship includes such things as grants or research support, employee, consultant, major stockholder, member of speakers’ bureau, etc.) The intent of this disclosure is to provide activity participants with information to determine whether the speaker’s interests or relationships may influence the presentation with regard to exposition or conclusions. All potential conflicts of interest have been identified and resolved, and are listed above.

The opinions, ideas, recommendations, and perspectives expressed in the syllabus and accompanying presentations at this activity are those of the program authors and presenting faculty only and do not necessarily reflect the opinions, ideas, recommendations or perspectives of their affiliated institutions, Continuing Education Company, advisory boards or consultants.


Computer Requirements

Flash Player 10 or later, and one of the following browsers:

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 6 and later, Microsoft Edge (latest version), Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome (latest version), Opera 9.5 and later
  • Mac: Safari 3 and later, Firefox 1.x and later, Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Linux: Firefox 1.x and later

HTML5 via one of the following browsers:

  • Windows: Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mac: Safari 6.0.5 or later, Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 6 or later


Roger Seheult M.D. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP16824.  This course is approved for 1.5 CE contact hours.

MARILYN HUAMANTLA

The practice questions were so helpful!!! This video explained acid-bases (especially compensated and mixed) so much better than any other video/lecture I have encountered!!!

GERRY PRIETO (Medical Student)

Wow, above 5 stars. Best Acid-Base Review EVER. Thank you Dr. Seheult

LEONID BRODSKY, MD

MICHAEL HULSEY, NP

CHAD GLEASON

JACOB BONVILLAIN

The videos were very easy to follow and gave great explanations.

JOSEPH SORRENTO, MD

Very thorough

MARY BUTCHER, Pharmacist

You explanations were very clear and concise. It will take some practice to apply the concepts fluently. Thank you for caring enough to explain these concepts to those of us who find them challenging. More importantly, if you care this much about students, it shows how much you must value the care of your patients.

CHINONYE NNAJI

Name of the course is apt here! Acid-Base disorders were explained very clearly without being bogged down by pathophysiology or by oversimplification. I am very grateful to have found these videos. Going to watch videos on other topics. Thanks Dr. Seheult!!

JOE PFLEDERER

Well done! Problem solving method was slightly different than methods I have seen in the past however. I have learned that the bicarbonate gap is a useful measure, and there didn't seem to be any mention of the bicarbonate gap. Definitely helpful overall though! Thanks

MOMINA RAHMAN, MD

The way the entire topic is broken down, and gradually built upon is genius. This not only simplifies it, but also the repetition with each subsequent step consolidates what you have already learnt. Resulting in a thorough understanding of the subject. BRING ON THOSE ABGs! Thank you for this!!

NATASHA BRONSON-WOODS, NP

Acid base can be disturb by GOLD Mark. They types of acid base can be determine by the following : check the albumin; anion gap; the delta; and winter formula.

JASON ELLIOTT

Most clear presentation I have ever run across on Medical Acid/Base. I wish nursing schools would follow this instructional pattern it would save students a lot of trouble. This stepwise approach takes all the "guesswork" out of the equation! thanks for this material

JOEL ARMBRUSTER

Highly valuable information explained succinctly. What else could you ask for during study intense programs and lack of time?!

NAMUNGU SIMIYU, MD

Very helpful. Thank you. However, i would have liked to learn more on base excess and its application, and also more about the chemical buffers.

ANTHONY NJOROGE

Wow, I totally got this, beyond pleased, had reviewed this many times and found myself "mixed" up at the ED when Anesthesia rattled off a mixed blood gas diagnosis and hated myself for not knowing, but 5 days later i know it inside out:)

JAMIE SMITH (NP Student)

JOHN FREDERICK, MD

Absolutely the best explanation of ABG and Acid Base. Actually look forward to acid base in my patients. Brilliant Teacher.

CONNIE ARRINGTON

ANDREW ADAMS, MD

DIANA SLAWNIAK

DARREL RILEY

Amazing

SCOTT ROGERS

ALLAN WACHTER, MD

Excellent, the most impressive exposition of acid-base concepts on the internet.

MEHWISH MERCHANT, NP

Excellent explanation, especially breaking down in steps to identify the problem. 5.

MICHAEL MACMILLAN (Medical Student)

Great explanation, this helped a lot. Having the repetition through questions also was very helpful.

SAWAYZ SAHAB

DELILAH TURNER

KAPITENI MASUDI

NATASHA GOMES, MD

JAMES KELLOGG

very well done, made understanding easy

MARIVIC AYAAY

SUE JOHANSON, MD

I finally understand how to do these calculations. Thanks heaps.

JESSICA WOHLSCHLEGEL

RAFFAELLA BOMBARDA

Very clear and well explained. Good pace.

ALEXIA PROCHNICKI, RN

This class was FANTASTIC. I am an ICU nurse who needs review s/p spending a few years in the ED and this was PERFECT! Perhaps a wee bit more of the pathology piece might have helped transition to the actual patient.

TRACY NAUERT

ANNA BODNAR

Clear. Well done.

SPORA ESUNJU, MD

AHMED HASSAN

ERIK KEIM (Medical Student)

MARK GETTINGS, Paramedic

PAUL GUTEKUNST

Most excellent presentation

Great class in FOAMed. I believe this is a presentation worthy for new and experienced paramedics to view in preparation for critical care exams and realistic application on the job.

STEFFAINY HEFLEY

I thought the information was really helpful. I learned a lot and feel adequate enough to be able to calculate metabolic or respiratory acidosis/ alkalosis.

FERNANDO FERNANDEZ ARCAS, MD

FRED STAPLES, PA-C

PATRICK ALCASID, MD

LIUBOU ZHELIAZNIUK, PA-C

Great lecture. Clearly explained and easy to follow.

NICOLE CAMPBELL, Paramedic

ROSSETTE TOBIASBARR, RN

Thorough and systematic, allowing for greater understanding of this complex subject!

BARBARA ARONSON

Your step by step approach made a rather daunting task easier to break down and understand

THU DINH, Pharmacist

JEREMY BEAL

The course was great. I really like the simplicity of the presentation in all the videos I have watched so far.

SIYOUNG CHOI, MD

DEREK RUSSELL

TERENCE POTTER, MD

MATTHEW BRIGMON

I have a better understanding of this material after watching the video.

CINDY KUYKENDALL, Paramedic

GENIEVE MARTINEZ, MD

JON HILTON

Clear explanations of physiology behind it, backed up with numerous examples to reinforce! Great lecture series.

SILVIA LIBERTI

JUMANA ABDELKARIM, MD

Great content

EZZAT BESHAY, MD

KRIS KAZLAUSKAS, MD

SANG NGUYEN

RYAN STONE

NISARG PATEL, MD

ERIC HUNKE, NP

AARON LAWRENCE, MD

I'm a senior EM resident with years of primary care experience prior to my current residency training. Simply put, I have never seen or heard acid/base and ABG's explained so simply and straight-forward forward. Thank you.

CARSTEN NABER

Great explanation of a quite difficult topic (especially compared to books/lecture reviews)

JOSEFA RODRIGUEZ

BRIDGET JAMES

MEDA BALINT

SHEEBA GEORGE

HENRY SAN GERMAN, MD

Great

ROBERT SAUNDERS, RN

Great.

ROSEMARY DEARNLEY, RN

DAN FOLEY

MAI KHOA NGUYEN, PA-C

JOHN BYRNE, MD

Excellent. Concepts are much clearer to me now, especially on how to evaluate mixed pictures.

AMAN SANDHU, MD

excellent! will review a couple of more times for the triple acid base questions

NATI ZILBERSTEIN, MD

Awesome lecture. Really clarifies acid base disorders

MARCUS ARVIDSSON, MD

SEJUNG HONG

ENRIQUE HERRERA, MD

Very easy to understand lectures. Awesome!

CONNIE BOATMAN, PA-C

MICHAEDL KANDIL

JOHN MARLOWE, PA-C

Best explanation and examples I’ve seen.

STEFANIE GROTHGAR, MD

I had a hard time finding a good explanation in my books. This course helped me a lot!

BEVERLY HOWELL, RN

Explained so clearly... much better than how it was taught in class!! Thank you so much, this was very helpful

ANDREI MALKO

ADA ENE

Great 5 stars Excellent

MICHELLE LACKAMP

Really helpful! I appreciated his step-wise approach and multiple practice problems.

ANGELA ROSATI, RN

AUBREY PITTS

RANJINI SINGH, PA-C

Thank you for putting together this course. Makes it easy to follow and understand acid base.

SHEILA WASHBURN, NP

Seriously the best and most complete explanation I have ever had on this topic. I will take the step process of assessment through the rest of my practice.

MARIE AGBOOLA, RN

It's the best i've seen.

SAMANTHA BYRNE, RN

JORDAN SIMPSON, MD

Best acid-base review I've seen.

JACQUELINE RUSSELL (Medical Student)

It’s awesome!

JORDAN PODVAL, MD

BRYAN MCVAY, MD

TEODULO REY TUANDO

Quite comprehensive and easy to follow.

RICARDO BRITO

GRACE KAGONDA

MAYA TARIGAN, MD

clearly explained !

LESLIE PELLEGRINI

LORI GOLDEN, PA-C

SAMUEL BAKER, RN

IMAD HALIMI

The most perfect of the courses so far, thank you

ADA HOFFMAN

JAMES HOGG

MONA AMIRKHANI

PETER PYAGAY

TAHEREH MOHEB, MD

PAMELA VALLE, RN

DAVID "SHAWN" BEST, PA-C

Excellent teaching,

VINAY KAPADIA, NP

WERONIKA BUJKO, MD

Great explanation! thank's a lot! I finally undestood this stuff.

KIM LOWMAN, RN

NATALIA UMBAUGH, RN

5 stars

HUGO-RENÉ TREMBLAY

ABDULHAMEED ALDABBAGH, MD

perfect

CHINEDU EJIKE, MD

SUCHI MISHRA

Excellent as usual

CINDY WESTBERRY

DEANNA WHITEHORN (NP Student)

IRENE BAIDOO, RN

PAVOL SUSMAK, MD

HUMBERTO RIOS, MD

Very clear and useful.

KATIE MOLVER

VINCENT HUANG

JAMES CHIU

please clarify whey will there be a metabolic alkalosis along with AG metabolic acidosis

RICHARD BENIAN, Dentist

JINEUN SONG, MD

JAMES SEAL (Medical Student)

Love the problems.

GERGANA PETKOVA, MD

YAN CHEN

DANIELA BALINTOVA, MD

This is the best course on AB !

ALI ALBALWI, MD

TIAGO PINA CABRAL, MD

Amazing, simple and practical. thanks :)

HAIBIN LIU (Medical Student)

amazing! very clear, Thanks !

THOMAS TSENG, MD

MOLLY TREJO

LEE ANN STONE, RN

Very helpful!

LANE ERTUGAY, MD

BUDDHI BHANDARI

In the last video of acid-base, first question you directly picked up metabolic acidosis winter formula though the ph was on the higher side with the presence of metabolic alkalosis. Why didnt we pick up metabolic alkalosis winter formula to decide on the compensation? Otherwise perfect.

LAUREN PHILBRICK, NP

VERGEL GUINTU

Awesome, Good to know there is a scientific way at looking at the ABG

JONA.CODY@99COWS.COM JONA.CODY@99COWS.COM (Medical Student)

THE BESTTT OF THE BEST, I JUST CAN RIP ANY ACID BASE PROBLEM RIGHT NOW! RIGHT AWAY. YOU ARE THE BEST DOCTOR EVEREEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALLISON CALLAHAN , PA-C

appreciated all the practice examples

TEHETENS ZAROU, MD

LAURA PAN

SAMEER DHANUMALI, MD

Best I would say. I have never seen such simple and effective teaching on acid base balance ( that is also free!). It's amazing.

NAM HA, MD

Superb explanation of acid base! You're the best

SEIPATI BULANW, MD

Great

TZU-I CHUANG, MD

Best ABG lesson I've ever heard!!

GUS ABIAD, MD

SARAH MURPHY

Good visual aids.

JASON MEVI, MD

LENA QUANG

XIAOYUAN ZHU MAULDIN, NP

It is very helpful!

SYLVIE HOLC

AMA BOGA

great

ELIAS FUBINI

THERESA CORE, NP

BRIAN STEWART, Paramedic

Just outstanding, will go along way to assist with my FP-C test!

GRACE KIM

TAMMY ALVERSON, MD

JASMINE DAVILA

This was super helpful in solidifying the concept in my head! The explanation was great, and I really appreciated all of the practice problems at the end. 10/10 would recommend to fellow med students

DUO JIN, MD

HELEN SLADEN

EMILY SIMONEAU, NP

This was so helpful!

JOSEPH BONANNO, MD

Clear and concisely formatted; presented in such a way as to understand concept and apply it in a practical manner

JOHN EBIHARA, MD

JESSICA JACKSON

great course learned a new way to do acid base ilike it

MANUEL FONSECA, MD

wow just amaizing!!!

NOELLE MOLTER (Medical Student)

HUGO CATTONI, MD

SUSIL ISAAC, MD

HARSHA SAMARAJIWA, MD

HILDA NAINGUE-WITTE

DENNIS JONES, PA-C

GENTA BACI, MD

MOHAMED TAHER (Medical Student)

RICHARD BOWEN

Step by step and easy to apply. Great use of examples.

ARLEEN LAWSON-WILLEY, PA-C

Exceptionally clear and methodical walk through of the tools and steps needed for accurately solving acid-base problems.

KHAIRUL ALAIS, MD

ALEX COLON (Pharmacy Student)

MATT LUTHER, PA-C

KEN RUSSELL

KRISTIN SHANNON (NP Student)

More detail than my NP program provided.

FERNANDO MORAN

SANDRA MATTONI

Very easy to follow and understand. Great help.

TIERA LEHR, RN

LAURIE LANE

exactly "explained clearly"!

KRYSTAL PARRY

TRACY CONCHA, RN

Sooo clearly explained!!!

LEWIS LITWACK, MD

Great

JILL VAN OTTERLOO, PA-C

MELISSA LONG, NP