Tag Arterial Blood Gas
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A Really Tricky ABG?

aka Metabolic Muddle 013 A 30 year-old female was admitted to the ICU following a traumatic brain injury.  Her ABG was normal on arrival. Since admission her condition has deteriorated and she now has circulatory failure requiring 100mcg/min of noradrenaline…

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Acid Base Disorders

Arterial blood gas analysis is used to determine the adequacy of oxygenation and ventilation, assess respiratory function and determine the acid–base balance.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

VBG versus ABG

Reviewed and revised 7 January 2016 OVERVIEW Venous blood gases (VBG) are widely used in the emergency setting in preference to arterial blood gases (ABG) as a result of research published since 2001 The weight of data suggests that venous pH…

CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Arterial Blood Gas Sample

Indications: Evaluate the adequacy of ventilation, acid–base status, and oxygenation. Evaluate the patient’s response to therapy and/or diagnostic evaluation (e.g. oxygen delivery). Monitor severity and progression of a known disease process. Contraindications: Modified Allen test gives a negative result, indicating…