September 2016 • M&K Publishing • 68pp
Mark Ranson, Specialist Practitioner, University Campus Suffolk
Donna Pierre, Lecturer, Acute and Critical Care, University Campus Suffolk
eBook version also available: eISBN: 9781907830983
This helpful, practical book begins with a clear explanation of acid-base balance, followed by a straightforward six-step approach to arterial blood gas interpretation. The authors then apply this approach to a wide range of realistic case studies that resemble situations readers are likely to encounter in practice.
With a strong focus on patient care pathways and including the most up-to-date information on arterial blood gas interpretation, this book will be invaluable to nurses, junior doctors and biomedical scientists as well as students and trainees in all these areas.
- Introduction to acid-base balance
- A systematic approach to ABG interpretation
- Respiratory acidosis
- Respiratory alkalosis
- Metabolic acidosis
- Metabolic alkalosis
- Compensatory mechanisms
- ABG analysis practice questions and answers