Blood gas interpretation (for Nurses)
Blood gases and Acid/base interpretation is increasingly being used in not only large veterinary hospitals, but general practice on a day to day basis. The opportunity to have these results so quickly is good news for our patients in the emergency and critical care setting especially. As Veterinary Nurses, we are normally taking the samples from these patients and running the gases for the Vets. In this webinar, we will discuss the best ways of obtaining and handling these samples, step by step guide on interpreting the acid/base status and other important parameters to be aware of; so that you feel more confident to alert the clinicians when problems start to occur.
Speaker - Katherine Gray DipAVN RVN
Katie qualified and registered with the RCVS in 2012 after studying at MYF in Aldershot, UK. She started working at the Royal Veterinary College shortly after this, and transferred to the Emergency and Critical Care department of the QMHA in 2013. Katie is appointed as a Senior ECC Nurse, helping to lead the team of 30 Specialist RVNs in the largest veterinary ECC department in Europe. Katie is a member of the BVNA and BSAVA, is currently a regional representative for the BSAVA; and has written articles for a number of journals. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time with her two Springer Spaniels, Flo and Martha.