• ABG Interpretation for Nurses

  • Everything You Need to Know to Interpret Arterial Blood Gases (Resources for RNs & RRTs, Book 1)
  • By: NEDU
  • Narrated by: Helpful Matthew
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (5 ratings)

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By: NEDU
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Great Resource for Nurses, MDs, and RRTs

Arterial blood gases (or ABGs) are some of the more difficult lab tests to understand in all of medicine. Sure, there are normal results given along with the test values, but it doesn't end there. What does a certain pH in the blood mean? Where does the bicarbonate level come from? These components, along with other values, need to be understood so you can interpret them. 

Basically, the ABGs are a test of the arterial blood that check the oxygen levels, the carbon dioxide levels, the acidity (or pH) of the blood, the oxyhemoglobin saturation, and the bicarbonate. If you have a fancy blood gas analyzer, you can get a methemoglobin level, a carboxyhemoglobin level, and sometimes just a hemoglobin level. Each of these lab tests reveal crucial values that are important in caring for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) and other hospital settings. If you do not know what oxyhemoglobin saturation means (or any of these values), never fear! By the time you finish this guide, you will be an old pro! 

In this book, you will learn: 
 

  • The Science of Arterial Blood Gases
  • pH, Buffers, and the Kidneys 
  • Normal ABG Values
  • Simple Acid-Base Disorders 
  • Deep dive into Understanding ABGs in the Clinical Sense 
  • ABG Collection and Sources of Error 
  • Helpful Study Tools We Recommend
  • Practice Questions / Case Studies

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Content is a review of ABGs, narration is terrible.

I have no problem with the content of the book. It is in-depth, and perhaps even more in-depth than it needs to be at times. However, sometimes it’s hard to follow for even an experienced nurse because the narrator chooses to put emphasis on certain words at strange times, and mispronounces things (for instance HCO3- is literally pronounced as HCO3 DASH.) The narrator is trying to make it sound like a narrative sometimes, you hear laughter or excitement coming through his voice when it doesn’t even make sense, or like caution sometimes when he says however. It makes this serious scientific work sound kind of cartoon-ish and it really got on my nerves. I feel like the one that hired this narrator did not even listen to how stupid he made it sound. Awful. Helpful Matthew just doesn’t have any business narrating this type of a book.

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Excellent dream book for beginners

This book gives a wonderful overview of our dreamworld. Enables one to understand common dreams.

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Excellent debrief

Loved the description, simple to understand and the author has such a beautiful voice to listen to. Will apply the very useful tools that I learned to my own dream analyses.