Acid Base Balance / Blood Gas Testing - Lesson 1
Chemistry Course Overview

Student-Instructor Interaction Activity # 2

Investigate how arterial blood gases are analyzed in the clinical facility you work in or where you went for your clinical internship. Specifically determine and report 1) what type of health care professional typically collects the blood samples, 2) what type of instrument is used, 3) who typically analyzes and evaluates quality control samples and 4) who typically analyzes and reports patient results. Post your findings on the discussion board. Then check back later to learn how ABGs are performed in other facilities.