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Arterial Blood Gases - Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gas Results
In this Video Learning Activity (VLA) you will be provided with an overview of the basic interpretation of arterial blood gas results and their relationship to metabolic and respiratory abnormalities.
- A review of the physiology of respiration
- Normal arterial blood gas ranges and what they mean
- How to obtain a blood gas sample
- Metabolic abnormalities and their causes
- Respiratory abnormalities and their causes
This VLA will be of interest to nurses and midwifes in most areas, but those practising in the following fields may find it of particular relevance:
- Acute care
- Clinical medicine
- General medical practices
- Emergency departments
Introduction to Common Electrolyte Abnormalities
This Video Learning Activity (VLA) provides an easy-to-understand introduction to the science of the two most common electrolytes, sodium and potassium, and their main functions in the body. Common problems associated with electrolyte abnormalities are examined and treatment options are discussed.
- The science and pathophysiology behind the most common of the electrolytes: sodium and potassium
- Disease mechanisms that lead to abnormal levels
- How to identify the signs and symptoms associated with electrolyte disturbances
- Nursing assessment and interventions, including the identification of risk factors
- Common medical interventions
This VLA will be of interest to all health professionals, but those practising in the following fields may find it of particular relevance:
- Acute care
- Aged care
- Community care
- Critical care
- Emergency care