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  1. why would a doctor order abg's on room air opposed as opposed to with supplemental 02?:uhoh21:
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   joprasklpn
    probably to get a baseline. (but I am not sure about that)
  4. by   Tweety
    Agree with the above. It gives a true picture of hypoxia and other information. The patient would also need a baseline room air ABG to qualify for home oxygen therapy.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from joprasklpn
    probably to get a baseline. (but I am not sure about that)
    Quote from Tweety
    Agree with the above. It gives a true picture of hypoxia and other information. The patient would also need a baseline room air ABG to qualify for home oxygen therapy.
    Thanks to both of you. I am always learning something new on a daily basis!

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