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Electrolyte and acid-base disorders are quite common in clinical practice. The body maintains the pH balance within a very narrow normal range and there are various physiological buffering systems to help maintain this range. There are four major types of simple acid-base disorders – respiratory acidosis and alkalosis, and metabolic acidosis and alkalosis. In this webinar, Dr. James Aguanno, Siemens Healthineers, will discuss these acid-base disorders in detail, with examples of how to correctly interpret the acid-base disorders and help in the diagnosis.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the indications for ordering an arterial blood gas on a patient
  2. Identify the four major types of acid-base disorders as well as mixed acid-base disorders
  3. Review the compensatory responses for acid-base disorders
  4. Explain the ABG interpretation algorithm in determining the etiology of a variety of acid-base disorders

Who Should Attend?

Physicians, nurses, point of care coordinators, respiratory therapists, laboratory technicians/technologists, healthcare professionals.

Accreditation statement

SelectScience is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. Attendees of this one-hour webinar are also entitled to 1.0 ACCENT Continuing Education Credits from the AACC. This activity was planned in accordance with ACCENT® Standards and Policies. Verification of Participation certificates are provided to registered participants based on completion of the activity, in its entirety, and the activity evaluation. For questions regarding continuing education, please email education@aacc.org.


James Aguanno, Ph.D.

James Aguanno, Ph.D.

Senior Clinical Specialist, Disease State Management Group

Siemens Healthineers

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Dr. Aguanno received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Memphis State University. Following his Ph.D., he completed two post-doctoral fellowships, one at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and a second at the Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Aguanno was the Director of the Core Laboratory at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas for 24 years. He joined Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics in January 2004 and is currently the Senior Clinical Specialist in the Disease State Management group.

Moderator: Ellie Abbott

Moderator: Ellie Abbott

Editorial team


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Ellie studied biochemistry at the University of Nottingham, UK, and has previous experience working in management consultancy. As a member of the Editorial team, she now plays an integral role in shaping the content on SelectScience.



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