Arterial Blood Gases Made Easy, 2nd Edition

Authors :
Iain Hennessey & Alan Japp
Date of Publication: 07/2015

Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis is a fundamental skill in modern medicine yet one which many find difficult to grasp. This book provides readers with the core background knowledge required to understand the ABG, explains how it is used in clinic......view more

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Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis is a fundamental skill in modern medicine yet one which many find difficult to grasp. This book provides readers with the core background knowledge required to understand the ABG, explains how it is used in clinical practice and provides a unique system for interpreting results. Over half of the book is devoted to thirty clinical case scenarios involving analysis of arterial blood gases, allowing the reader to gain both proficiency in interpretation and an appreciation of the role of an ABG in guiding clinical diagnosis and management.


New to this edition
  • Additional clinical case scenarios put the ABG into practice.
  • Includes a video detailing how to take a sample.

Key Features
  • A practical guide written for all those who use this test and have to interpret the results.
  • Utilises worked examples to allow the reader to gain confidence in interpreting ABGs and appreciate the usefulness of the test in a variety of different clinical settings.
  • Written in a simple style and presents the concepts in a straightforward manner.

Author Information
By Iain A M Hennessey, MBChB(Hons), BSc(Hons), MMIS, FRCS, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Innovation, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool, UK. and Alan G Japp, MBChB(Hons), BSc(Hons), MRCP, PhD, Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK