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Know Your ABGs – Arterial Blood Gases Explained

Key Parts There are five key pieces to an ABG. They contain: ph level Incomplete pressure of oxygen (PaO2) Partially pressure of carbon dioxide (PaCO2) Bicarbonate (HCO3) Oxygen saturation (O2 Sat) Blood gases can also measure hemoglobin and hematocrit as well as electrolyte beliefs such as potassium, calcium, and sodium. If the clinician wishes to […]