Upon successful completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to:
- List the indications for obtaining and analyzing arterial blood
- List the hazards associated with arterial puncture
- Describe the procedure for obtaining blood from an artery
- Discuss the reasons why the radial artery is preferred
- Describe the Allen test
- List possible sources of error when obtaining and analyzing arterial blood
- List the values typically measured by a standard blood gas analyzer
- List the values typically measure by a co-oximeter
- Describe the various quality control measures used to assure the accuracy of blood gas values, including Levey-Jennings data
Using This PresentationUse the table of contents to navigate to each lesson.
Authored by William A. French. Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.