By Michael A. Grippi, MD - 11th Apr 2020 - Course previews

Everything you need to know about the ventilation-perfusion ratio

Not all parts of the lung are equally ventilated and perfused. In this video from our Blood Gas Analysis Essentials course, we'll cover the anatomical and physiological factors that determine how well different parts of the lung are ventilated, key equations you need to know that describe this heterogeneity, and how this affects your clinical decision-making.


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Master arterial blood gas analysis based on an understanding of relevant physiologic principles. You’ll cover crucial factors that determine oxygenation of blood in the lungs, and oxygen transport and delivery to peripheral tissues. Learn about the interplay between blood gas and acid-base analysis and how carbon dioxide affects arterial pH. This course complements our Acid-Base Essentials course.

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