1005 Advanced Blood Gas Analysis (GENERIC)


Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Relate arterial blood gas results to the abnormal physiologic processes underlying cardiopulmonary dysfunction.
  • Classify the four types of acid-base imbalance according to underlying causes.
  • Review the body’s mechanisms of compensation for acid-base imbalance.
  • Compare and contrast hypoxia and hypoxemia.
  • Examine various calculations which utilize arterial blood gas results and relate their clinical significance, such as the A-a gradient, arterial oxygen content, mixed venous oxygen content and the shunt equation.
  • Review case studies, interpret the results of the arterial blood gas and describe the suggested course of action.


Course Content