Chapter 1

Back to basics

Here, you’ll cover the relationship between a gas's fractional concentration and partial pressure, and calculations of partial pressures of dry versus humidified gases.
3 Lessons (10m 26s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

Diffusion across the alveolar-capillary membrane

Learn about gas diffusion across the alveolar-capillary membrane. Factors discussed include the properties of the alveolar-capillary membrane and the gases within the alveoli.
5 Lessons (19m 23s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Oxygen transport

Understand how oxygen is distributed between hemoglobin and the rest of the cell environment, and the factors affecting the equilibrium between free and hemoglobin-bound oxygen.
4 Lessons (16m 05s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Oxygen delivery to peripheral tissues

This chapter addresses the determinants of oxygen delivery to peripheral tissues. The concepts of oxygen content of the blood and cardiac output are discussed.
3 Lessons (7m 35s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 5

The ventilation-perfusion relationship

Understand the relationship between regional lung ventilation and perfusion. Learn about why regional variations in ventilation and perfusion occur and the effect on gas exchange.
5 Lessons (11m 45s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 6

Carbon dioxide removal

Learn about the main determinants of arterial PCO2, the relationship between carbon dioxide production and elimination, and the importance of alveolar and dead space ventilation.
3 Lessons (6m 21s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 7

Acid-base balance

This chapter covers the relationship between arterial PCO2, pH, and ventilation. You’ll cover the roles of ventilation and alterations in arterial PCO2 in adjusting arterial pH.
5 Lessons (20m 51s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 8

Case studies in blood gas analysis

This chapter provides two clinical cases for analysis, drawn from real-life clinical practice. These incorporate many of the principles covered in the preceding chapters.
4 Lessons (13m 29s), 1 Quiz