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VOLUME 25 , ISSUE 2 ( February, 2021 ) > List of Articles

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Arterial Blood Gas: Bowling Wide and Poor Wicketkeeping

Rajesh K Pande

Keywords : Arterial blood gas, ICU, Point-of-care testing, Protocol, Utilization

Citation Information : Pande RK. Arterial Blood Gas: Bowling Wide and Poor Wicketkeeping. Indian J Crit Care Med 2021; 25 (2):119-120.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23735

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-02-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Arterial blood gas (ABG) is an essential point-of-care test to identify the pH, metabolic, and respiratory status of critically ill patients. In addition, it provides useful information about co-oximetry, lactate, electrolytes, and other parameters. Studies show that it is widely prescribed but the impact of ABG result on clinical care is limited. Protocols addressing effective utilization of ABG can address and help in minimizing cost and complications.


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