In this podcast, Josh Pillemer talks about blood gases.
“What does the gas show?” A simple question you hope nobody EVER asks you! In fact, the world of acid-base is an intimidating monster that terrifies even the most seasoned ward doctors. Even though acid-base is impossible to understand, there are some tips that can help make the interpretation of blood gases less daunting.
Summary Writer: Alexandra Bolger
Script Writer: Josh Pillemer
Editor: Josh Pillemer
Josh Pillemer is an Intensive Care Fellow at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. Although he thoroughly enjoys the excitement and stimulation of ICU medicine, he is learning that it’s the quieter moments spent with patients and their families that matter the most.
With Dr Josh Pillemer, Intensive Care Fellow, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Interpreting blood gases is an intimidating task for junior doctors. The best way to master this skill is to go through as many blood gases as you can in a systematic manner.
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