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.

Details

No. of pages:
152
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2008
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
Print ISBN:
9780443104138
Electronic ISBN:
9781455725182