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Course Overview

Every clinician should be able to understand the values listed on an arterial blood gas report. Correlating the patient‘s clinical picture with the ABG results is an example of critical thinking. Clinicians can readily interpret ABGs using the basic physiologic principles presented in this course. Early and accurate ABG interpretation helps ensure that appropriate interventions are taken.

About the Course Author

Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP is a Professor-Clinical at The Ohio State University School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Dunlevy is the author or co-author of numerous journal articles in journals such as Respiratory Care, Journal of the American Dietietic Association, and the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Times. In 1994, she received the AARC Asthma Education Fellowship. She has received many honors and awards as an educator, mentor, faculty member, and scholar.

Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (13 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    2.50HOURS


    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Nurses will receive 2.5 Nursing Contact Hours after successfully completing this course.
  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    2.50HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Association for Respiratory Care

    2.50HOURS


    This program has been approved as non-traditional Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063.


    Approval #: 184130000
    This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Respiratory Care

    2.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Respiratory Care (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This module is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS


    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy

    2.50HOURS


    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Respiratory Therapists will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners

    2.00HOURS


    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Respiratory Therapists will receive 2.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-60201
  • Hours:

    2.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-09-09
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define the basic components of an arterial blood gas report; Differentiate between an acid and a base; Discuss four common clinical problems that lead to metabolic imbalances; Discuss four common clinical problems that lead to respiratory imbalances; Explain the significance of left and right shifts on the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve; Identify four mechanisms of hypoxemia and how they are documented on arterial blood gas analysis; Identify two buffering systems within the body; List the normal ABG parameters
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Respiratory Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.