Book, 2 DVDs & Audio CD. Book: An excellent resource of residents and students who want to learn Blood Gas Analysis. Part 1 explains the basics of the blood gas report including PaO2, SaO2, PaCO2, HCO3, pH, H+, A-a Gradient, pulse oximetry and much more. Part 2 is workbook that educates to interpret the ABG report.
Part 3 is the practice exercises and part 4 is the summary of the book. This book is in 4 sections. Section I is about the SaO2, Pulse Oximetry, PAO2, PaO2, FiO2, CaO2, PaCO2, PCO2, pH. BE, H+ ion concept, learning to interpret simple disorders without using a pen, paper or a chart or a graph. Section II is a workbook approach to analyzing the report for the presence of simple and mixed disorders and educates to reach the right diagnosis in cases with respiratory acidosis, respiratory alkalosis. Metabolic acidosis, Metabolic alkalosis, combination of two or more acid base disorders and also discusses anion gap acidosis, NAGMA, Salt responsive and resistant alkalosis and even shows you how to confirm the given blood gas reports is correct or not. Section 3 has over 200 exercises along with the answers and gives you an opportunity to practice your skills and section IV is the summary of the book. DVD 1: Essentials of ABG -- Understand in simple language various parameters of the blood gas report including the SaO2, PaO2, PB, PiO2, FiO2, PaCO2, A-a DO2, pH and much more. Understand how and why normal and abnormal values are achieved and what their clinical significance is. This DVD is at least equivalent to 10 hours of reading. Approximate running time: 55 minutes. DVD 2: Details of ABG -- Details of ABG. Explains step by step as to how to interpret the blood gas report without using a paper, pen or calculator. Discusses simple and then mixed acid base disorders. Common conditions like metabolic acidosis, metabolic alkalosis, Respiratory Acidosis are explained in more details. This DVD is equivalent to at least 20 hours of reading and trains the reader for a life time in less than an hour. Approximate running time: 75 minutes. Audio CD: Essentials of ABG -- Now continue learning even when you are not close to a computer or a DVD player. This audio CD has contents from DVD 1. Approximate running time: 55 minutes.
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