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M + K Update Arterial Puncture & Blood Gas Interpretation One Day Course

M + K Update Arterial Puncture & Blood Gas Interpretation One Day Course

  • 13 May, 2017
  • 9am to 4pm
Cork University Hospital

Presenter Name

James (Alex) Robertson

Target Participant Level


Speciality Tag

Respiratory Care

Number Of Contact Hours


Are Refreshments Included On The Day ?


Cost to Attend

€300 (Standard)
( ISCP Member )
(ISCP Student Member )
€160 CPRC members
( CIG/EG/Branch Member )

Learning Objectives

Understand what ABG samples measure and how to interpret the result Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy of arteries Perform and be aware of dangers and complications of this invasive technique To safely work towards competence

Event Description

Skills training for obtaining an arterial blood sample and interpretation of blood gas results Arterial Puncture • Practical workshop - site selection • Review of infection control aspects • Inaccuracies and complications • Arterial puncture procedure • Getting it right, dangers and complications • Practical workshop - technique & theory assessment • Legal and professional responsibilities Blood Gas Interpretation • Arterial blood gases metabolic and respiratory acidosis and alkalosis • Step by step guide to ABG result Interpretation • The ABG result and its impact on diagnosis and treatment rationale

Presenter Profile

Tutor/representative from M&K update who provide clinical training in the private and public healthcare sector in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. M&K tutors who run the courses are clinical experts with a proven teaching track record.

Cost to Attend

€175 for ISCP member, €160 for CPRC member and €300 for non-iscp member

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