Learning Exercise

ABG Learning Exercise

Online learning exercise that provides the learner with key terminology and an opportunity to explore case-studies to further understanding of acid-base imbalances.
Course: Nursing

An interactive online learning activity for nurses and healthcare personnel Key Words: Blood gases see more


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Basic knowledge of arterial blood gases and acid-base imbalances will assist your understanding of the material.


Arterial Blood Gases Acid-base Imbalances Respiratory Acidosis Respiratory Alkalosis Metabolic Acidosis Metabolic Alkalosis Compensation

Type of Task

Learning Objectives

From this learning activity, the learner will be able to: 1. Identify normal ranges of arterial blood gas elements. 2. Define respiratory acidosis and alkalosis and metabolic acidosis and alkalosis. 3. Identify acid-base imbalances when given scenarios and arterial blood gas results. 4. Recognize differences in compensatory mechanisms in arterial blood gases. 5. Apply knowledge about clinical manifestations associated with acid-base imbalances.