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Arterial blood gases 

Arterial blood gases
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Arterial blood gases
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10.1093/med/9780199202447.003.0053
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date: 23 October 2019

Arterial blood gas (ABGs) analysis forms the cornerstone of emergency respiratory investigation. In many situations values obtained dictate management strategy and facilitate decision-making. It is an uncomfortable procedure for the patients and if repeated ABGs are required, consider whether less invasive measures, such as respiratory rate, pulse oximetry or capillary blood gas measurements could be used....

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