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:
9780443104145
Electronic ISBN:
9781455725182

About the editors

Iain Hennessey

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Innovation, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

Alan Japp

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and St. John's Hospital, Livingston, UK

Iain Hennessey

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Innovation, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK.

Alan Japp

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and St. John's Hospital, Livingston, UK