Introduction to Stewart’s Model of Physiological Acid-Base Chemistry | WitsX on edX
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Introduction to Stewart’s Model of Physiological Acid-Base Chemistry | WitsX on edX


[MUSIC PLAYING] DAVID M. RUBIN: Hello. I’m David Rubin from Wits University
in Johannesburg, South Africa. JOHAN VAN SCHALKWYK: I’m
Dr. Johan from Auckland. Do you find that using conventional
approaches to acid-base leaves you feeling a bit confused? You’re probably right. There’s another way. It’s called the Stewart
approach to acid-base. I think this simply works better. You’ll find that if you actually
understand the underlying model, your clinical decision-making
can be improved. DAVID M. RUBIN: Clinical
acid-base chemistry forms an integral part of the
education of medical professionals, and it is essential for the management
of many patients in a critical care setting. Traditional approaches to this topic
make use of oversimplified arguments. Stewart’s model uses a formal
solution equilibrium approach, which facilitates a clearer
understanding of the process. If you are a physiologist, an ICU
physician or nurse, an anesthetist, or anyone involved in critical
care, then this subject is likely to interest you. We look forward to welcoming
you to this course.

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