Webinar: Blood gas and electrolytes

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About the course

Key Areas

  • How to obtain an arterial blood sample
  • How to recognise if your patient is hypoxaemic
  • Determining the acid-base status of your patient
  • Treatment of acid-base disorders
  • Causes of common electrolyte disorders
  • Treatment of common electrolyte disorders

About this course

What’s the point of my blood gas analyser?

This webinar will help you make the most of your blood gas analyser. It will discuss how to assess venous and arterial blood gas samples, showing simple techniques for working out what your patients acid-base disorder is and then what to do about what you have found! It will also describe common causes of the electrolyte disturbances you may detect and how to treat them. The webinar is suitable for vets with an interest in ECC, anaesthesia or internal medicine.

Why do this course?
The webinar will help you diagnose and optically manage acid-base and electrolyte disorders in your patients.

Course details
Course format: Live webinar with an opportunity for Q&As with the lecturer plus access to recorded version for 2 weeks
Course length: Two hours
Relevant to CertAVP modules: Emergency and Critical Care (C-ECC.1, 2 and 3)

A recorded version will be available to purchase for £30 approximately two weeks after the live course date.


Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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