Blood Gas Analysis Essentials
Master the use of blood gas analysis in clinical practice and learn how blood gas parameters can be used diagnostically.
3 CME credits
Before we dive into the analysis of blood gas values, it's important to review some of the basics about gases in a mixture. In this video from our Blood Gas Analysis Essentials course, we'll take a deep dive into the fractional concentration of gases and how to calculate this important value.
Master arterial blood gas analysis based on an understanding of relevant physiological principles. You’ll cover the crucial factors that determine the oxygenation of blood in the lungs, as well as 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.