Venous and arterial blood gases in respiratory failure
Rob Fenwick Trainee advanced clinical practitioner, emergency department, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham
How to choose the most appropriate test for patients undergoing respiratory failure: a case-based critical reflection
Arterial and venous blood gases are commonly performed operations in emergency departments. This case-based critical reflection examines the contemporary literature relating to the topic. An evidence-based approach to selecting the most appropriate test for each patient is discussed, aiming to minimise the need for unnecessary arterial sampling.
Emergency Nurse. 24, 3, 26-28. doi: 10.7748/en.24.3.26.s27Correspondence
This article has been subject to double-blind review and has been checked using antiplagiarism softwareConflict of interest
Received: 28 April 2016
Accepted: 29 April 2016