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Nurs Stand. 2004 Feb 4;18(21):45-52; quiz 54-5.

Arterial blood gas analysis.

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East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust, Canterbury, Kent.


With increasing use of arterial blood gas analysis in various ward and other hospital settings to aid medical diagnosis and management, nurses who can interpret results are often able to initiate earlier interventions and understand the reasons for medical interventions. This article enables nurses to interpret such results.

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