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Paperback All You Really Need to Know to Interpret Arterial Blood Gases Book

ISBN: 0683306049

ISBN13: 9780683306040

All You Really Need to Know to Interpret Arterial Blood Gases

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Book Overview

Today every ICU provides rapid and automated blood gas testing twenty-four hours a day. The emphasis in this handy manual on blood gases is on interpreting readings and wisely using the information derived. The self-testing questions and glossary make it particularly useful. The Second Edition includes patient scenarios, more figures, a revised bibliography, and pertinent Internet addresses.

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3 ratings

The Book

Yes, this is the book you need to understand acid-base. The secret is the easy to read and well structured approach. You will stop attending many lectures or workshops to understand acid-base.

Very helpful discussion of an important medical topic

If you could only read one book on blood gasses this would have to be the one.This book covers the nitty-gritty about Arterial blood gasses (ABG). As a PhD who performs biomedical research, I have come across "experts" who resort to physiological babble because they dont know what arterial saturation is really all about. You will if you read this book. The book centers around four classic expresssions: (1) partial pressure of co2, (2) pH (3) alveolar gas equation, and (4) o2 content. From these four expressions, and a little knowledge of clinical medicine, you will understand just about everything you need to know about ABG. Dont let the equations scare you off; you know them already.The book is simple to read, and has example problems. The real-world examples/problems really help in applying the knowledge, which I found to be quite useful. The author does not go into deep biochemical details. But if you need a good solid introduction to blood chemistry, or have to review how to read an ABG report this is a great book.

Essential for the ICU

I was given this book when I rotated through the ICU as a 3rd year medical student. I had gone through other training classes that attempted to teach me how to read a blood gas but I never could get it down right. THEN, I read this put things into the proper perspective and taught me what I needed to know when I was reading a blood gas. I highly recommend it!
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