Indications for Arterial Blood Gases

ABGs are drawn often when metabolic/respiratory acidity and alkalinity is suspected or is being treated. Often seen in chronically or acutley sick patients, these conditions include but are not limited to:

  • Kidney Failure
  • Shock
  • Diabetic KetoAcidosis
  • Trauma & Haemorrhage
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Asthma 
  • Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Drug Overdose
  • Metabolic Disease
  • Chemical Poisoning

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