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A questionaire study evaluating the knowledge and approach by physicians about arterial blood gas.
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PMID:  24999573     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Arterial blood pressure analysis is a frequently applied method in the diagnosis and follow-up of respiratory insufficiency and in the treatment of patients under risk. It is very important to take and analyze the blood gas sample properly. Therefore, a questionary study was performed which evaluated the knowledge and the approach of doctors working in various specialties.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionary form consisting of 27 questions were filled by 100 specialist physicians who participated in the study.
RESULTS: It was observed that doctors participating in our study had partly sufficient knowledge regarding administration and evaluation of arterial blood gas. It was considered that in intensive care unit experience of participant doctors during their intern periods was a very important factor. But it was observed that most of the participant specialist physicians performed Allen test before radial artery puncture, and they frequently preferred femoral artery for their first puncture option, and they did not pay attention in the proper transportation of the samples and in sending cultures from arterial cannula against risk of infection. The majority of doctors who participated in our study stated that they would like to receive training in arterial blood gas administration and evaluation.
DISCUSSION: In conclusion, to take samples from arterial blood gas is an invasive operation and if not performed correctly it can cause complications to develop. Transportation and evaluation is as much important as sampling. It is very important to provide sufficient education to candidates of specialist physicians and to organize training courses aimed to increase their knowledge and experience during the period of their speciality without taking their speciality into account.
O Cikman; A Ozkan; H A Kiraz; M A Karacaer; M M Ocakli; V Hanci; M Karaayvaz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  La Clinica terapeutica     Volume:  165     ISSN:  1972-6007     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Ter     Publication Date:    2014 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-07-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372604     Medline TA:  Clin Ter     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e194-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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