Arterial Blood Gases

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Updated 16 May 2024 Certificate ANCC Accredited

Refresh your knowledge of basic arterial blood gas (ABG) results interpretation and their relationship to metabolic and respiratory abnormalities with this Ausmed Course, now!

Content

5 Video Units • 15 Questions
Pre-reflection
1 Question
Introduction
2m
Pretest
3 Questions
What is an Arterial Blood Gas Analysis?
3 Questions
2m
Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
2 Questions
12m
Interpreting the Results of an Arterial Blood Gas
5 Questions
20m
Conclusion
2m
Post-reflection
1 Question

What you'll learn:

1

Know the basics of performing an arterial blood gas analysis.

2

Understand normal and abnormal arterial blood gas levels.

3

Describe compensatory mechanisms and the classification of acid-base disorders.

4

Appreciate how blood gas analysis can assist in patient care.

Who it's for:

Healthcare professionals in all settings, but particularly for those working in acute care settings, emergency departments, and critical care.

Why it's needed:

There are text books devoted to arterial blood gas interpretation, however, there’s no point going into complex biochemistry if you don’t have a solid understanding of the basics.

Most of the time, basic ABG interpretation is all that is needed, and having the skill to recognise a problem, a potential cause, and maybe even a treatment, can save someone’s life.

Some other oversimplified methods of understanding ABGs may help diagnose the overall arterial blood gas but they fail in helping us understand what it means for our patient.

This course aims to find a balance between giving learners the confidence to relate what they are interpreting back to their patient, while using a simple to understand five-step method.

Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to give learners the confidence to relate meaning from arterial blood gas results back to their patient using an easy to understand method.

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Last updated16 May 2024

Published07 Jun 2022

Due for review29 Sep 2024
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