This resource can be used as either support for in-calss course work, review for board preparation,
or remediation/ongoing education, for licensed health care providers. It is useful in developing skills in arterial blood gas analysis. Because it is an interactive case study that poses questions and gives feedback
for all responses (correct or incorrect), the resource can be used for
independent learning as well as for an in-class discussion focus. The site is
organized so that the user can repeat lessons and case studies or progress to
the next area.
Users should begin at
http://www.vh.org/adult/provider/internalmedicine/abg/Introduction.html for the
entire learning experience: (1) introduction, (2) basic concepts of arterial
blood gas analysis (arterial blood gas, gas exchange, and acid-base
disturbances), (3) systematic analysis of arterial blood gases (oxygenation and
stepwise approach to acid-base disorders, and (4) case studies for developing
skills in arterial blood gas analysis.