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ABGs Interpretation

ABGs Interpretation

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REVIEW OF NURSINGPROCEDURES
 
Dominic E. Del Rosario, RN, MANcLecturer
ABGs:MADE EASY
 
ABG ANALYSIS
Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis isused to measure the partial pressuresof oxygen (PaO2) and carbon dioxide(pacO2)' and the pH of an arterialsample.
A blood sample for ABG analysis maybe drawn by percutaneous arterialpuncture or from an arterial line.
 
Purpose:
 
To evaluate gas exchange in the lungs.
To assess integrity of the ventilatory control system.
To determine the acid-base level of the blood.
To monitor respiratory therapy.
SITES:
Radial
Brachial
Femoral

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