Arterial Blood Gases
To prepare a practitoner for obtaining a sample of arterial blood from the radial artery. Competence will be determined by practical assessment.
- Describe the rationale for obtaining an ABG sample following the theory session
- Discuss relevant anatomy & physiology of the wrist and hand following the theory session
- Demonstrate safe ABG sampling practice following the simulated practice session
- State 3 contraindications to ABG sampling following the theory session
All Trust registered nurses.
Walsall Manor Hospitals - Manor Learning and Conference Centre (Level 3)
Walsall Manor Hospital,