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Co2 Carriage in Blood and Acid-Base Equilibrium

Co2 Carriage in Blood and Acid-Base Equilibrium

Co2 Carriage in Blood and Acid-Base Equilibrium

Andy Lumb
Andy Lumb
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This session covers the physiology of how carbon dioxide is carried by blood, including its conversion into bicarbonate ions and the role of the red blood cell and haemoglobin in this process. The session also describes how buffers work, and the fundamentals of acid-base balance under both physiological and pathological circumstances.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the principles of a buffer system
• Describe the different systems by which carbon dioxide is transported by blood
• Explain the role of the red cell and haemoglobin in carbon dioxide transport
• Derive the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation and understand the relationship between its components
• Describe the principle causes, diagnosis of, and effects of common acid-base abnormalities
Andy Lumb

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Andy Lumb
on behalf of Health Education England

Andy Lumb is a Consultant Anaesthetist at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds and Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Leeds.
Andy’s medical and post-graduate training were both in London, before he returned to his native Yorkshire for a Consultant post in 1994, specialising in anaesthesia for vascular and thoracic surgery.
Andy’s research interests focus on respiratory physiology and its application to anaesthesia. He is involved in medical education at all levels from medical school admissions to teaching anaesthetic trainees, and am an examiner for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
He is the author of Nunn’s Applied Respiratory Physiology and has lectured worldwide on clinical anaesthesia and respiratory physiology.

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