By Michael A. Grippi, MD - 18th Apr 2020 - Course previews

What defines physiological dead space?

An abnormal ventilation/perfusion relationship can be seen where there are alveolar units with ventilation but no persistent perfusion. In this video from our Blood Gas Analysis Essentials course, you'll learn about the pathophysiologic consequences of a functional state of regional lung ventilation unaccompanied by blood flow - i.e., physiologic dead space.


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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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