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Clinical Blood Gases

Assessment & Intervention

This text provides a thorough resource on arterial blood gases, covering the full scope of applications. This book is the first of its kind to focus on the needs of educators, students, and practitioners alike. The new edition has been completely updated, providing the latest information from the field, including facts on technical issues, basic physiology, clinical oxygenation, clinical acid base, non-invasive techniques, just to name a few. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details.

Hardbound, 544 Pages

Published: August 2004

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-8422-2


  • Unit I: Introduction to Blood Gases

    1. Arterial Blood Gases
    2. Blood Gas Classification

    Unit II: Technical Issues in Blood Gas Analysis

    3. Blood Gas Sampling Errors
    4. Blood Gas Electrodes and Quality Assurance
    5. Accuracy Check and Metabolic Acid-Base Indices

    Unit III: Basic Physiology

    6. Oxygenation and External Respiration
    7. Oxygen Transport and Internal Respiration
    8. Acid-Base Homeostasis

    Unit IV: Clinical Oxygenation

    9. Assessment of Hypoxemia and Shunting
    10. Treatment of Hypoxemia and Shunting
    11. Hypoxia: Assessment and Intervention

    Unit V: Clinical Acid Base

    12. Regulation of Acids, Bases, and Electrolytes
    13. Differential Diagnosis of Acid-Base Disturbances
    14. Mixed Acid-Base Disturbances and Treatment

    Unit VI: Noninvasive Techniques and Case Studies

    15. Noninvasive Blood Gas Monitoring
    16. Arterial Blood Gas Case Studies





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