Arterial blood gas (ABG): The sampling of the blood levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide within the arteries, as opposed to the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in venous blood. Typically the acidity, or pH, of the blood is measured simultaneously with the gas levels in ABG sampling.
An arterial blood gas (ABG) test measures the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood to determine how well your lungs are working.
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Correlate changes in patient condition with ABG changes. Includes integration of base excess and anion gap in arterial blood gas interpretation.
ABG Interpretation Quiz ... Primary mechanism Compensatory mechanism Level of compensation; all within normal limits
Arterial Blood Gas analysis typically measures: pH (Acidity) pCO2 (Partial Pressure of Carbon Dioxide) pO2 (Partial Pressure of Oxygen) CO2 (Carbon Dioxide Content)