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

Test your knowledge. Try these course exercises (not scored).

Arterial Blood Gas Exercises

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

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