55: Q&A “Can You Please Make ABGs Make Sense?”

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55: Q&A “Can You Please Make ABGs Make Sense?”

May 26, 2023

55: Q&A “Can You Please Make ABGs Make Sense?”

Arterial Blood Gas interpretation is tricky if you aren’t regularly looking at them, and a lot of the information out there makes it really confusing. In today’s episode, you will hear a palatable explanation on what you need to know when looking at ABGs, how the kidneys and lungs work together to maintain pH balance, and examples that will help you wrap your head around all of it.

If you have been looking for a simple explanation of ABGs, this is definitely the episode for you. So be sure to tune in!

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • How Sarah learned about ABG interpretation
  • Values to memorize when looking at an ABG
  • Determining whether the ABG is acidotic or alkalotic
  • Interpreting the First, Middle, and Last name of the ABG
  • Examples of metabolic and respiratory derangements 
  • Do you always need an ABG?

This episode was produced by Podcast Boutique

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