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Arterial Blood Gases Made Easy by Iain Hennessey, Alan Japp

By Iain Hennessey, Alan Japp

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S 10 lIlefficient cellular reactions and ultimately death (Figure lO). pH .. 8 Alu'csis ... , is ..... , . ANCe THE BASICS MAINTAINING 4CID-8ASE BALANCE What generates H+ ions in our bodies? e breakdown of fats and SUgMS for energy generates ~ which, when dis:dvro In blood, fOf"DlS carbonic acid (see Box on page 211). st, therefore, be rcmovL'd. to maintain normal blood pi!. What removes H+ ion. ,1 pressure of carbon dioxidt> in our blood, is determinoo by alvL'Olar vCl1tllo:ation. "CSSary. 10 maintain PlIC'O;z within oormallimifs.

L' ,atE' col1aleral cin:ulalion. (Slogoff S, Kc-"ts AS, Arlund C. On the s..... fcty of cadi"l artL'rY (;;lJUlul"tiOIl. An"esthesioloj;\Y 1983;59:42---47). 44 ABG SAMPLING TECHNIQUE ngure 19 PO$jtioning 01 _i511ot A8G sompIing. iaI lilac II? Ooft. pul,otil. g). y lower than 500: on pulse Wtirnelry. 'S:iourc to the samplp ~lle for at least 5 minutes (and until bl~ing has cea:x'd). • lliposc of all sharps and contammated matcrials approprialply. • l'nsHrt> that no air bubbles are present in the samph~, as thcy may compromise results.

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