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Chapter-38 Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Analysis

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_39
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
Arterial blood gas, ABG, metabolic alkalosis, metabolic acidosis, respiratory alkalosis, respiratory acidosis, venous blood value

Abstract

A blood gas test measures the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood. It may also be used to determine the pH of the blood, or how acidic it is. The test is commonly known as a blood gas analysis or arterial blood gas (ABG) test. Imbalances in the oxygen, carbon dioxide, and pH levels of your blood can indicate the presence of certain medical conditions. Arterial and venous blood values, four-step process to ABG analysis, and ABG analysis values are discussed in the table format.

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