Arterial blood gas analysis
Philip Woodrow Practice Development Nurse, Critical Care, East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust, Canterbury, Kent
With increasing use of arterial blood gas analysis in various ward and other hospital settings to aid medical diagnosis and management, nurses who can interpret results are often able to initiate earlier interventions and understand the reasons for medical interventions. This article enables nurses to interpret such results.
Nursing Standard. 18, 21, 45-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2004.02.18.21.45.c3544Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Want to read more?
Subscribe for unlimited access
Try 1 month’s access for just £1 and get:
- Full access to nursingstandard.com and the Nursing Standard app
- The monthly digital edition
- RCNi Portfolio and interactive CPD quizzes
- RCNi Learning with 200+ evidence-based modules
- 10 articles a month from any other RCNi journal
Already subscribed? Log in
Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now