Knowing Your ABGs: The Blood Gas Report
by Instructor: Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP
Credentialed for: Nursing CEU Courses | Nursing CE | ContinuingEducation.com

$38.00

i 2.50 CEH

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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Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    2.50HOURS

    Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in 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 (CE 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 CE 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 #: 182112000 This activity is approved for 2.5 contact hours.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290 Nurses will receive 2.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    2.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-720776
  • 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) This course awards 2.5 contact hours upon successful completion.
  • 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.


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.
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    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:

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  • 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.
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