Arterial Blood Gases Made Easy

Arterial Blood Gases Made Easy

by Iain A M Hennessey, Alan Japp
     
 

ISBN-10: 044310414X

ISBN-13: 9780443104145

Pub. Date: 09/21/2007

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Arterial blood gas analysis plays an indispensable role in the assessment and management of patients with a huge range of acute medical and surgical problems. Its importance as a key tool in the work-up of acutely unwell patients rivals that of the ECG and the chest x-ray. This book covers all aspects of the arterial blood gas in a simple, user-friendly manner. The

Overview

Arterial blood gas analysis plays an indispensable role in the assessment and management of patients with a huge range of acute medical and surgical problems. Its importance as a key tool in the work-up of acutely unwell patients rivals that of the ECG and the chest x-ray. This book covers all aspects of the arterial blood gas in a simple, user-friendly manner. The first part explains the technique, the values obtained and common patterns of abnormalities, while the second part comprises a series of worked examples and case scenarios to allow the reader to put this system into practice.

• A practical guide written for all those using this test and interpreting the results.
• Utilises worked examples to allow the reader to gain confidence in interpreting ABGs and appreciate the usefulness of the test in a variety of different clinical settings.
• Written in a simple style and presenting the concepts in a straightforward manner.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443104145
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
09/21/2007
Series:
Made Easy Series
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
4.70(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Part 1: The ABG explained

• Introduction
• Pulmonary gas exchange: the basics
• Disorders of gas exchange
• Acid base balance: the basics
• Disorders of acid base balance
• ABG sampling technique
• When and why is an ABG required?
• Common values
• Making ABG interpretation easy

Part 2: The ABG in Practice

The 2nd part of the book contains a series of 25 clinical scenarios each requiring interpretation of an arterial blood gas as the end point. Each scenario comprises a 2 page spread. The first page includes information on history and examination findings, with or without other important test results. The opposing page shows the ABG result in the style of a computer print-out and list a series of questions for the reader to answer. Each scenario has a corresponding "explanation" page at the back of the book.

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