Perfecting Your Acid-Base Balancing Act

Michelle Fournier, MN, RN, CCRN



This independent study focuses on the understanding acidosis and alkalosis analyzing arterial blood gas results, and provides case studies to help you practice.

Purpose/Goal: To provide nurses with information so they can better care for patients with an acid-base imbalance.


1. Identify four disturbances of acid-base balance.
2. Discuss nursing interventions for patients with acid-base imbalances.
3. Describe how to interpret arterial blood gas values.


Michelle Fournier, MN, RN, CCRN, is founder and CEO of A Choice Above in Denver, Colorado and a healthcare consultant for J.A Thomas & Associates in Smyrna, Georgia.

The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial company pertaining to this activity.

Contact Hours: 1.8

Expiration Date: 3/31/2014


Member Price: $15.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00

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