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ABG Online Learning Activity

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An interactive online learning activity for nurses and healthcare personnelKey Words: Blood gases
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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: May 06, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 02, 2017
Keywords: ABG, acid-base imbalance, arterial blood gas


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Primary Audience: Professional, Graduate School, College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Internet Browser
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
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Avatar for Deanna Jung
29 weeks ago

Deanna Jung (Faculty)

Failed to open stream error message occurred while trying to access the material. Tried twice.

Avatar for Jaime Hannans
1 year ago

Jaime Hannans (Faculty)

Good review of ABG interpretation that is brief, but clear. Follow through with case study practice for application. Can be used in-class or independently for practice. Useful in practicing the more difficult concept of compensated versus uncompensated alterations in ABG's
Time spent reviewing site: 1 hour

Avatar for Christa Steffens
2 years ago

Christa Steffens (Faculty)

I used this activity in a nurse residency program as a review of arterial blood gasses.  I incorporated the tutorial as a part of a "Jeopardy" style game in which resident groups competed against one another to complete the quiz questions.  The residents really enjoyed the activity.  A few ICU nurses even commented that they used the tutorial after hearing about it from the nurse residents.  Since then, the tutorial has been integrated into the ICU nurse orientation.  Great activity! 

Time spent reviewing site: 16 hours
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Avatar for Sheila Crook-Lockwood
2 years ago

Sheila Crook-Lockwood (Faculty)

Quality of content: content is very accurate. The ABG Online Learning Activity used appropriate language and examples to explain arterial blood gases. Understanding ABG's can be difficult for many nursing students, this activity makes a difficult topic more easily understood. This activity can reinforce and review in class content but should not be used as a sole teaching device. This activity is appropriate for the junior/senior level nursing student. 

The activity is set up on individual slides similar to a Power Point presentation. The slides are easy to read and "click" through. Basic ABG information is presented in the first half of the activity with case studies presented in the last half. The case studies are useful as in class review material. The instructor can pull up the case studies, allow the students time to read the study, and then ask the students the associated quiz questions. 

This activity is well-designed to use in the all online classroom as well. This activity will be easy to use by all instructors/students who are familiar with "Power Point" formats. 

Time spent reviewing site: 45 minutes
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Avatar for JoAnne Raatz
4 years ago

JoAnne Raatz (Faculty)

This is great!  Excellent case studies, simple explanations for a subject that can be so difficult for nursing students.  Thank you!

Avatar for Crystal Lane-Tillerson
4 years ago

Crystal Lane-Tillerson (Faculty)

The author provides good step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow. Also, provides many case studies to apply and practice the information provided. 

Avatar for Alessandra Renteria-Turley
7 years ago

Alessandra Renteria-Turley (Student)

I highly recommend this tutorial for nursing students. It gave me a chance to practice what I've learned, and to pick up some new information. Thank you.

Avatar for Barbara Metcalf
8 years ago

Barbara Metcalf (Clinical Nurse Educator)

A good basic site for someone who wants to test her/his understanding of ABG's. The content is dry to read, but the case studies offer an excellent opportunity to test oneself with instant feedback.

Technical Remarks:

I felt it could have been more interactive for the 'learning' part. The case studies are nicely interactive, but the content is basically presented in a read only fashion.
Time spent reviewing site: ~ 15 minutes

Avatar for Barbra Bied Sperling
8 years ago

Barbra Bied Sperling (Staff)

I visited your ABG site on one occasion and found it very infomative and helpful (ABG Online Learning Activity). I am now unable to find it! I have gone to the maag site and only find advertising and am not able to access it. Is there a way to find it again?

Avatar for Christine Greenwald
8 years ago

Christine Greenwald (Faculty)

Excellent tutorial on blood gas interpretations. Would be useful as a review for yearly competencies also.

Avatar for Sara Robinson
11 years ago

Sara Robinson (Student)

I spent about 1 hour completing this tutorial. I found it to be extremely
helpful. Arterial blood gas interpretation can be a little tricky and I have
always had to think about these situations for a while to understand them. This
tutorial provided a step by step guide to interpreting arterial blood gases. I
am really impressed. I feel much more proficient after doing all of the case
studies. The content is of very high quality. The concepts are represented
accurately and completely. This is an excellent guide for a nursing student
trying to understand and apply these concepts. This tutorial is an effective,
interactive and fun learning tool.
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