Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) Sampling in Adults

 

Purpose

To provide participants with the knowledge and skills to perform radial arterial blood sampling

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session participants will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the radial artery
  • Explain the importance of the Allen Test
  • Outline the procedure for taking an arterial blood sample from the radial artery
  • Provide opportunity to practice radial arterial blood gas sampling through simulation
  • Discuss the complications of arterial blood gas sampling
  • Describe the care post-radial arterial blood gas sampling

Following this theoretical component the participant must engage with an appropriate skilled practitioner in his/her clinical area, to further develop a greater knowledge and understanding of this person-centred care activity. This will involve supervised practice which should be completed within 12 weeks to consolidate learning and application to practice. It is the responsibility of the individual participant to complete this activity and to confirm completion with his/her line manager

Audience

Registered Nurses (Not suitable for paediatric nurses)

Please bring your own ABG sampling kit

 

Method

Lecture, Discussion and Simulated Practice

Cost

£50.00

Please note you will be informed in advance if there is a direct cost to you or your organisation for your attendance at this programme.




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Label Dates & Times Venue Facilitator Administrator
Tuesday, 27 November, 2018
(9.30 - 12.30)
Southwest Acute Hospital Majella Doran
Briege Bradley
Fully Booked
Please bring your own ABG sampling kit. Friday 7 December 2018
(9.00 - 12.30)
CEC - Belfast Patrick Gallagher
Julie Pollock
Fully Booked
Please bring your own ABG sampling kit. Friday 18 January 2019
(9.00 - 12.30)
CEC - Belfast Patrick Gallagher
Julie Pollock
Please bring your own ABG sampling kit. Wednesday 13 March 2019
(9.00 - 12.30)
CEC - Belfast Patrick Gallagher
Julie Pollock