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Air Blood Gases
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Air Blood Gas Measurement
Introduce, expose (remove clothes on arm), explain, position (Patient's anticubital fossa level with heart, arm slightly bent)
Proper-sized cuff over radial artery, 2cm above anticubital fold
Inflate cuff until pulse disappears to tell systolic pressure
Let the pressure down
Stethoscope over brachial artery, inflate cuff about 30mmHg more than measured systolic
Release pressure, when hear Korotkoff sounds this is the systolic, when they go this is the diastolic
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