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Arterial Blood Gas Collection (CE)

Course Format: Online Video
Course Credit Type: CE
Course Credit: 1.00
Course Category: *Medical Laboratory Science
Course Cost: $57.00
Course Release Date: January 01, 2009
Course Expiration Date: March 24, 2018
Program Summary: Are you performing arterial sampling according to the standards? You are if you perform the procedure as detailed in this video. The content of Arterial Blood Gas Collection reflects the Clinical Practice Guidelines of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and Procedures for the Collection of Arterial Blood Specimens published by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). Features include:
  • detailed step-by-step instructions for collecting blood gases by arterial puncture, arterial line draw, and capillary puncture;
  • highly researched to be consistent with the AARC Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute's arterial blood gas collection standard;
  • written, directed, edited, and published by the world's foremost authority on blood specimen collection procedures;
  • graphic animation detailing the anatomy of the wrist, hematoma formation, nerve injury, and the acceptable sites for capillary punctures;
  • peer reviewed;
  • an opportunity to earn 1.0 hour of ASCLS P.A.C.E.® continuing education credit;
After watching this video, viewers will be able to:
  • identify the acceptable sites for arterial sampling;
  • demonstrate the proper procedure for arterial blood gas collection;
  • collect and transport specimens that accurately reflect the patient's respiratory and metabolic status;
  • minimize the risk of patient injury during arterial punctures.
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