Now respiratory therapists and nurses can benefit from an all new programthat provides them with a strong foundation in this essential aspect of respiratory care. Using an interactive format, the program teaches the principles of ABGs, sampling techniques (including insertion of arterial lines), and gas transport concepts, as well as potential errors that may occur in sampling, handling, storing and transporting a specimen--errors that can affect blood gas results.
Best of all, learners get to apply what they,ve learned through case studies that call upon them to interpret a variety of data. This program offers essential concepts for understanding and interpreting blood gas findings that have an impact on interventions and patient outcomes. You will appreciate the logical organization of the material, and the clear presentation of complex concepts in a dynamic multimedia experience.
Units cover the following topics: Physico-chemical principles of blood gas parameters; arterial cannulation; arterial punctures; pre-analytic errors; and clinical application of blood gas interpretation. A comprehensive self assessment test is included; scores are printable and continuing education credit can be earned.
Contact Hours: 4