Acid-Base Balance and Blood Gas Interpretation in the Neonate

Program Date: 20 December 2017
Publication Date: 1 December 2017
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

Reviews principles of acid-base balance in the neonate.

Course Objectives:

  • Review basic principles of acid base balance
  • Discuss specific conditions of acidosis and alkalosis
  • Discuss role of anion gap
  • Review physiology of gas exchange
  • Determine how to evaluate blood gas measurements
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 3060, 5010, 5060
  • Performance Indicators: 10.2.3, 10.2.4, 10.2.11
  • Run Time: 42

Course Instructor Bio(s)

A headshot of Dr David Adamkin

David H. Adamkin, MD

Division Director of Neonatology

Norton Children’s Hospital

Louisville, KY

Dr. David Adamkin is a neonatologist in Louisville, Kentucky and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baptist Health Louisville and Norton Children's Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years.


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