Acid Base Balance / Blood Gas Testing - Lesson 1
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Resources

Your text is your most ready resource for problem-solving, but remember you also have access to other books, journal articles, web-based material, and resources that may help you solve problems in clinical chemistry. To achieve the objectives of the course you will be required to complete the following 5 instructional activities in the stated order. The weight of each activity in determining your final course grade is noted in the syllabus

Click on the activity you wish to begin at this point.

Instruction Events

Read the assigned pages in your textbook prior to beginning the activities.

Complete the Lessons.

Complete Lesson 1 Part 1 Blood gas analysis and acid-base balance; allow 90 minutes.

Reenter Lesson 1 at Activity 1 Discussion Board Review
Reenter Lesson 1 at Activity 2 Read Protocol for Collection
Participate in student-instructor activities

Complete Lesson 1 Part 2 Blood gas analysis and acid-base balance; allow 60 minutes.

Reenter Lesson 1 part 2 at Activity 1 Discussion Board Delta Check

Complete Lesson 2 Oxygenation status using co-oximetry

Reenter Lesson 2 at Activity 1 Discussion Board Sample Errors

Complete Lesson 3 Writing a protocol

Take the quiz

Complete the independent exercise