Published May 9, 2004
OK all of you experienced RN's out there. I need help I have been in ICU for about 18 months and I still have a tough time trying to figure out ABG's. I know how to tell when it is acidosis and when it is alkalosis. The trouble I am having is knowing what to do with that info when calling the doc. Most ICU RN's I work with could tell you immediatly what needs to be done before they call the doc. I look at them and have not a clue. I want to be at the point where I can look at gases and say this is what we need to do.
Any suggestions would be greatly welcomed.
Send me your e-mail address and I will forward the articles that I use for my students to you.............. :balloons:
purplemania, BSN, RN
There is a book called ABG's Made Incredibly Easy that might be helpful.
http://www.rnceus.com/abgs/abgintro.html Click the links on the right side of graph.
Hope you find these usefull.
gwenith, BSN, RN
OOOOOh Brownie - lovely juicy websites!!! (rubs hands with glee) Can we add them to the sticky in the ICU forum???
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: You a nut...but a good one:chuckle! Of course...I have a bunch of these....anything else you might be looking to add??
THANKS EVERYONE!!!! I now have some reading to do. Just skimming through those sites they look like they will be very helpful.
Good sites! Thanks. Not even a proper nursing student yet and I think I start to get it.
Havin' A Party!, ASN, RN
You are all very welcome:D
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