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

joprasklpn

Specializes in pediatric and geriatric. Has 19 years experience.

probably to get a baseline. (but I am not sure about that)

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 28 years experience.

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.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 14 years experience.

probably to get a baseline. (but I am not sure about that)
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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