This text provides a thorough resource on arterial blood gases, covering the full scope of applications. This book is the first of its kind to focus on the needs of educators, students, and practitioners alike. The new edition has been completely updated, providing the latest information from the field, including facts on technical issues, basic physiology, clinical oxygenation, clinical acid base, non-invasive techniques, just to name a few. Instructor resources are available; please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details.
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Unit I: Introduction to Blood Gases
1. Arterial Blood Gases
2. Blood Gas Classification
Unit II: Technical Issues in Blood Gas Analysis
3. Blood Gas Sampling Errors
4. Blood Gas Electrodes and Quality Assurance
5. Accuracy Check and Metabolic Acid-Base Indices
Unit III: Basic Physiology
6. Oxygenation and External Respiration
7. Oxygen Transport and Internal Respiration
8. Acid-Base Homeostasis
Unit IV: Clinical Oxygenation
9. Assessment of Hypoxemia and Shunting
10. Treatment of Hypoxemia and Shunting
11. Hypoxia: Assessment and Intervention
Unit V: Clinical Acid Base
12. Regulation of Acids, Bases, and Electrolytes
13. Differential Diagnosis of Acid-Base Disturbances
14. Mixed Acid-Base Disturbances and Treatment
Unit VI: Noninvasive Techniques and Case Studies
15. Noninvasive Blood Gas Monitoring
16. Arterial Blood Gas Case Studies