By Michael A. Grippi, MD - 24th Mar 2020 - Course previews

Simplifying Fick's law and lung gas exchange

Fick's Law describes the process whereby gas movement across the alveolar capillary membrane occurs by the process of diffusion. In this video from our Blood Gas Analysis Essentials course, you'll learn about the impact of diffusing capacity and other factors affecting gas transfer across membranes, and how this relates to respiratory pathologies such as emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis.

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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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