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arterial blood gas | ABG

Arterial Blood Gases (ABGs) in the Sleep Center

By: Kevin Asp, CRT, RPSGT
July 9th, 2020

Interpreting an arterial blood gas (ABG) is a critical ability for respiratory therapists, doctors, nurses and other healthcare personnel —  including sleep technologists. It is particularly essential to monitor ABGs in patients who are critically ill. ABGs are a valuable tool for evaluating our patients in the sleep center presenting with complex health conditions like COPD, obesity hypoventilation, and neuromuscular conditions.

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