How low a pH can the human body handle? How bad is acidosis in cardiac arrest? Is there any point attempting to resuscitate a cardiac arrest patient with a pH of 6.8?
In this lecture from #SWEETs17, Jonathan Ilicki presents a poem covering cardiac arrest physiology, acidosis and the extreme boundaries of the human body. Discover what acidosis does to the human body and how low we can go!
Chris Turner contacted us in the comments to let us know about what seems to be the world record in extreme acidosis and cardiac arrest. Unfortunately, that case wasn’t identified prior to the lecture and was therefore not included. The case lives here.
And in the words of Chris himself: “There may be more…”
Slides as pdf
- Emergency Medicine Resident, Clinical Innovation Fellow. EM resident at Karolinska, Stockholm. Special interest in arrestology and EBM. Find him on linkedin. Email: j dot ilicki at gmail.
- More content on his youtube channel
- He promises to be on twitter soon…
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