NEW CPD MODULE
The 2017 CPD Calendar is available at www.anmfsa.org.au
Venous blood gases: Indications, limitations and interpretation
Venous blood gases are capable of providing information into tissue oxygenation, systemic carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and pH balance, however, because they are less accurate than arterial blood gases, they are less widely used. Nonetheless, nurses and midwives should have an understanding of their use and limitations in the clinical setting.
We have recently published an online CPD module on venous blood gases. It can be found in the topic area of ‘Diagnostics and treatments’.