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Arterial Puncture & Blood Gas Interpretation

Duration: 1 Day(s)
CPD Hours: 8
Start Time: 09:15
End Time: 16:30


Skills training for obtaining an arterial blood sample and interpretation of blood gas results.

Due to the practical nature of the day places are limited.

 "Enjoyable course. Very helpful & knowledgable tutor. Thank-you!"

"Very interesting course where you learn and improve your skills!"

"The training gave me more a positive perception in interpretation of blood gas."

Past course delegates


Arterial Puncture

  • Practical workshop - site selection
  • Review of infection control aspects
  • Inaccuracies and complications
  • Arterial puncture procedure
  • Getting it right, dangers and complications
  • Practical workshop - technique & theory assessment
  • Legal and professional responsibilities

Blood Gas Interpretation

  • Arterial blood gases metabolic and respiratory acidosis and alkalosis
  • Step by step guide to ABG result Interpretation
  • The ABG result and its impact on diagnosis and treatment rationale


  • Understand what ABG samples measure and how to interpret the result
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy of arteries
  • Perform and be aware of dangers and complications of this invasive technique
  • To safely work towards competence

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