Arterial Blood Gases Made Easy, 2nd Edition
- A practical guide written for all those who use this test and have to interpret the results.
- Utilises worked examples to allow the reader to gain confidence in interpreting ABGs and appreciate the usefulness of the test in a variety of different clinical settings.
- Written in a simple style and presents the concepts in a straightforward manner.
- Additional clinical case scenarios put the ABG into practice.
- Includes a video detailing how to take a sample.
Part 1: The ABG explained
- Pulmonary gas exchange: the basics
- Disorders of gas exchange.
- Acid base balance: the basics
- Disorders of acid base balance
- ABG sampling technique
- When and why is an ABG required?
- Common ABG values
- Making ABG interpretation easy.
Part 2: The ABG in Practice
The second part of the book contains a series of 30 clinical scenarios each requiring interpretation of an arterial blood gas as the end point. Each scenario comprises a 2 page spread. The first page includes information on history and examination findings, with or without other important test results. The opposing page shows the ABG result in the style of a computer print-out and list a series of questions for the reader to answer. Each scenario has a corresponding ‘explanation’ at the back of the book.
Iain A M Hennessey, MBChB(Hons), BSc(Hons), MMIS, FRCS, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Innovation, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK. and Alan G Japp, MBChB(Hons), BSc(Hons), MRCP, PhD, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK