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Clinical Blood Gases - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition


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.
  • An Evolve Course Management System is available, allowing instructors to customize their own course content, conduct interactive exercises with students, and much more.
  • This book's amazing content coverage offers a wealth of useful material, including illustrations, tables, examples, and case studies.
  • This new edition is up-to-date with the latest in technology and information, ensuring the most current information is available.
  • New figures and tables enhance the understanding of chapter material.
  • The addition of an NBRC (National Board of Respiratory Care) Challenge at end of each chapter helps readers learn, understand, and put the information together to master the subject.
  • The incorporation of two new On Call Cases per chapter provides further opportunity to practice clinical application of content learned, as well as helping readers utilize their critical thinking skills.
  • Reorganized and improved table of contents presents the material in a more logical, efficient manner.
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



William J. Malley, MS, RRT, CPFT, Administrative Director, Respiratory/Pulmonary Services, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
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