Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation and Nursing Care of Patients with Acid-base Imbalance

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Khunruetai Panthu

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Arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis is a laboratory examination in assessing the function of the lungs for ventilation, oxygenation, gas exchange, and acid-base status in order to address the malfunction in a timely manner. Acid-base imbalance is often found among critical patients, and they need to be treated by oxygen therapy. Therefore, nurses need to know and understand controlling of acid-base balance, and compensation of the acid-base imbalance as well as accurately interpret the results of arterial blood gas, including provide nursing care of patients with acid-base imbalance properly, this will prevent complications and the patients can return to normal daily life.

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