Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Hematology, University Hospital Pilsen, Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Interactive algorithm „Acid-base balance“ demonstrates a combined acid-base balance disorder practically and illustratively using an example of patient suffering from pulmonary embolism. There is a diagnostic part which respects a common process from physical and imaging examination till basic laboratory paramethers and calculation. Algorithm incorporates therapeutic comments in an appropriate way. All that without going into useless theoretical details. As a result algorithm is easily understandable but complex learning device, which can make many students experience a feeling „I understand it after all“.