The main points of this presentation:
- The indications for blood gas analysis
- Arterial puncture locations in priority order
- Procedures for obtaining arterial blood
- Blood analysis, analyzers and electrodes
- Blood gas analysis errors and quality control methods
Test your knowledge. Try the informal (not scored) course quiz.Arterial Blood Gas Quiz
Authored by William A. French. Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.