Blood gases are an essential part of the treatment of the critical patients. Blood gases can greatly assist the diagnosis of certain metabolic and respiratory conditions. The emergency vet nurse should have a basic understanding of blood gases. Plus, they are fun! This presentation discusses the basic physiology of the acid-base system, basic blood gas abnormalities, and a proven 4-step method to identifying blood-gas abnormalities in your patients.
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Recorded at the NAVC Conference 2013.
This module contains a video recording of the lecture and a range of self-assessment questions leading to a printable certificate.