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Knowing Your ABGs
The Blood Gas Report

60100 l 5.00 contact hrs
by Susan Manifold, MS, RN, NP and Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP
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We’re sorry. This course is temporarily disabled for an important update.

This course will be discontinued on November 15, 2014, because a new version of it (60201 Knowing Your ABGs: The Blood Gas Report) is now available.
This course has been approved for 4 hours by the Commission on Case Manager Certification for 2009, 1/15/10 through 12/31/10, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with information about blood gas interpretation so that they will interpret and manage blood gas imbalances effectively. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to —
  • Differentiate between an acid and a base.
  • Identify two buffering systems within the body.
  • Define the basic components of a blood gas report.
  • List the normal ABG parameters.
  • Discuss four common clinical problems that lead to respiratory imbalances.
  • Discuss four common clinical problems that lead to metabolic imbalances.
  • Explain the significance of left and right shifts on the dissociation curve.
  • Identify four mechanisms of hypoxemia and how they are documented on blood gas analysis.

This course will be updated or discontinued on or before 11/15/2014

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