Arterial Blood Gases Made EasyBy
- Iain Hennessey, MBChB(Hons), BSc(Hons), MRCS, MMIS, Specialty Registrar, Paediatric Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
- Alan Japp, MBChB(Hons), BSc(Hons), MRCP, Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Research, University of Edinburgh, UK
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.
Medical Undergraduates at all stages of training, junior doctors in A&E, anaesthetics, surgery, acute medicine and respiratory medicine
Paperback, 152 Pages
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
- Part 1: The ABG explained
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?
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.