You Will Learn
- Interpret arterial blood gas results in a stepwise and logical manner to make a correct diagnosis
- Know the causes of metabolic and respiratory acidosis and alkalosis
- Know how to calculate the alveolar-arterial (A-a) gradient and how to interpret it.
Practical tips on a systematic, five-step approach to interpreting ABGs, distinguishing metabolic from respiratory disturbances and making the right diagnosis. Includes a video summarising the five steps to interpretation.