Did You Know About Arterial Blood Gases?
The purpose of this exam is to develop a basic understanding of the arterial blood gas (ABG) procedure and what it measures in terms of the patient’s condition.

Course Publication Date: June 20, 2011

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Author:Ann Singh RN
Course No:ABG053011
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Course Expiration:12/31/2015  NOTE: The course must be completed by the expiration date to receive credit
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NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2015.

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Learning Objectives
  • Understand what an ABG measures.
  • Understand the procedure for performing an ABG.
  • Understand the compensation mechanism of both the respiratory and metabolic systems.
  • Understand the six steps to ABG Analysis
  • Understand the four acid-base disorders.


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