Simple Guide to Blood Gas Analysis
October 1997, BMJ Books
Accurate analysis of blood gases is vital to give information on a patient's respiratory and circulation state as well as the adequacy of resuscitation. This book guides the reader, with the help of clarifying cartoons, through the basic principles and a new and easy to grasp system of interpretation.
How to take an arterial blood gas sample; the survival guide to understanding acid-base balance; too much alkali; the survival guide to understanding oxygenation; too little oxygenation; complex situations; special situations; putting it all together; self assessments.