Conclusion

Summary

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


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Authored by William A. French. Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.
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