Arterial Blood Gases Made Easy

Arterial Blood Gases Made Easy

by Iain Hennessey, Alan Japp
     
 

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

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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.

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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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