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Arterial Puncture & Blood Gas Interpretation

Duration: 1 Day - Start Time: 09:15 End Time: 16:30 - CPD Hours: 8 - Price: £0.00

A list of available dates can be found at the foot of this page.

Course Overview

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

Course Content

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

Course Aims and Outcomes

  • 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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Course Venues and Prices

    This course is now only provided In-House for groups of people. Please contact us for a quote and further details on: or phone: 017687 73030.

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