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.c3544
Published in print: 04 February 2004Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review