Arterial Puncture and Blood Gas Analysis (ABG) Workshop

Arterial Puncture and Blood Gas Analysis (ABG) Workshop

  • The significance of an arterial puncture, for the purpose of blood gases, is to determine if a patient is in an acidic or alkalotic state and to determine if a patient’s oxygenation. The clinical indications for arterial puncture should be clearly present before the decision is made to obtain an arterial blood sample. This procedure is a fundamental skills for all medical staff that they  need to acquire.
  • This workshop is also intended as a basic introduction to arterial blood gas analysis interpretation. It focuses on common acid-base abnormalities that occur before, during and immediately after resuscitation from cardiac arrest. It will enable the candidate to make simple and appropriate changes to the patient’s treatment in response to arterial blood gas values.

Course Content:

  • Learning objectives and outcome
  • Legal and professional accountabilities
  • Patient assessment and obtaining consent
  • Acid Base Physiology
  • Respiratory and Metabolic Acid Base Disorders
  • Oxygenation and Compensatory Mechanisms
  • Indications of ABG sampling
  • Implications of ABG result on diagnosis and treatment
  • Indications of ABG sampling
  • Selection of site of arterial puncture
  • Review of Infection prevention and control
  • Selection of appropriate Equipment
  • Specimen collection
  • Allen’s test for radial and ulnar artery
  • Chronological guide to ABG result interpretation
  • Techniques and Theory Assessment
  • Inaccuracies, Dangers and Complications
  • Post Procedure Care
  • Clinical Examples of Case Studies
  • Practical application
  • Clinical skills assessment
  • Documentation and Record Keeping
Duration: 0930-1730
Fee: £165
Lunch will not be provided only Tea and coffee will be provided in the morning and during breaks.

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Arterial Puncture and Blood Gas Analysis

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