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Lecture Overview

This short and sharp presentation will refresh your knowledge and skills on how to interpret an Arterial Blood Gas result. Join John Serginson for this relevant and informative discussion on the basics of ABG interpretation. A good refresher for all health professionals involved in the collection and interpretation of blood gas results.


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John Serginson

John Serginson has been a nurse practitioner: respiratory care at the Caboolture Hospital since 2010. He completed his nurse practitioner master's degree at the University of Queensland (UQ) with clinical training at The Prince Charles Hospital. He is an adjunct lecturer in the UQ School of Nursing and Midwifery. With 29 years’ experience as a nurse (16 in respiratory care), his research interests include domiciliary oxygen, inhaled therapy and COPD models of care. See Educator Profile


56 Total Rating(s)
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Sue Middleton
13 Sep 2019

Excellent basic interpretation of a blood gas result and what it means for your pt.

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Helen Bourke
31 May 2019

Great refresher of this subject, loved it!

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Lynette Forrest
29 May 2019

An easily understood presentation that revised my understanding of complex concepts of respiratory/metabolic acidosis/alkalosis in interpreting ABG results. Using the standard approach to working through examples assisted understanding.

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Rochelle Philip
21 May 2019

Good for basics. Needs to be more detailed.

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Ann Simpson
20 May 2019

Informative and well presented. It was good to go through a couple of case study/examples at the end to check my understanding.

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Joanne Kissane
19 May 2019

Great revision of basic interpretation of ABGs -

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Leniece Trotter
15 May 2019

good, but I was hoping that the base excess would have been discussed as well

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Megan Battista
05 May 2019

Well presented.

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Jiayue Liu
15 Apr 2019


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Ruth Sommer
29 Mar 2019

Good information