15 January 2021, 19 March 2021, 14 May 2021, 28 May 2021
This module will allow you to provide safe, competent and effective radial arterial blood gas sampling.
Module content includes:
- Basic anatomy and physiology
- Identifying the arterial sampling site (including arterial sufficiency testing)
- Universal precautions
- Simulated practice
- Troubleshooting and complications
- Basic arterial blood gas analysis and documentation
Everything you need to know
Confirmation of support from your line manager, access to a supervising practitioner with experience and competence in obtaining arterial blood gas samples.
Tutor assessment throughout the session and in simulation. Students are provided with a competency profile to use as a framework within their practice to identify suitability to undertake arterial blood sampling.