Mar 1, 1976

Arterial blood-gas interpretations in the respiratory intensive-care unit

Heart & Lung : the Journal of Critical Care
K J Robertson, C E Guzzetta

Abstract

The role of the nurse in the respiratory intensive-care unit requires increased sophistication as our knowledge of the patient becomes more complex. This expanded role should include a thorough understanding of disturbances in acid-base balance, the relationship of PaCO2 to ventilation, the difference in acute and chronic respiratory problems, and the causes and treatment of hypoxemia. The ability to analyze and evaluate blood-gas determinations is simply one more important tool the nurse may utilize in the care and treatment of the critically ill patient.

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Evaluation of Acid-base Balance
Dioxygen
Respiratory Problems
Hypoventilation
Respiratory Care Units
Carbonic Acid Ions
Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio
Acidosis, Respiratory
Anoxemia
Blood Arterial

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