Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy

4 Contact Hours

Author(s): Kevin T. Martin, BVE, RRT, RCP
Item#: V7200
Contents: 1 Course Book (44 pages)

ABG Interpretation

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Item # V7200
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This course describes how to interpret arterial blood gases, identify acid-base disturbances, and determine whether compensation has occurred. It examines the factors that must be taken into consideration for a truly valid interpretation of ABG numbers, and their implications for resultant therapy.

AARC Approval #145362000

Course Objectives

  • Identify the clinical signs and symptoms of hypoxemia and hypoxia.
  • Differentiate between normal and hypoxic ABG results.
  • Interpret pH values as acid or alkaline.
  • Identify acid base disturbances as a respiratory or metabolic problem.
  • Determine if compensation has taken place.
  • Describe the causes of acidosis and alkalosis.
  • Explain the relationship between alveolar ventilation and PaO2 and PaCO2.
  • Interpret and calculate anion gap results.
  • Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered, unless otherwise indicated with an expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.