Blood Gases and Electrolytes, 2nd Edition

Price: $39.00
Catalog No.: B30001
Publisher/Vendor: American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
Author: John G.Toffaletti
Pages: 123
Size: 6 x 9 inches
Format: Softcover Book
Blood Gases and Electrolytes, 2nd Edition - B30001

Blood Gases and Electrolytes, 2nd Edition, serves as a reference for understanding blood gas and electrolyte testing and interpretation. Written for laboratorians, caregivers, and industry professionals, this text:

  • Provides a historical perspective on clinical tests for blood gases, calcium, and magnesium.
  • Defines and explains blood gas and acid-base terms, including strong ion difference and anion gap.
  • Reviews biochemical and physiological processes that lead to clinical alterations of specific analytes in blood.
  • Presents a step-wise approach for organizing and understanding acid-base and clinical data, to facilitate interpretation and understanding of even complex mixed acid-base disorders.
  • Includes a new section on cord blood gases.
  • Offers guidelines for assessing the oxygenation status in blood.
  • Describes proper sampling conditions and pitfalls to avoid in specimen collection, transport, and processing.
  • Incorporates numerous cases and self-assessment questions to reinforce the concepts presented.

Readers who want to develop or add to their clinical understanding and interpretation of test results for blood gases, calcium, magnesium, phosphate, sodium, potassium, bicarbonate, and chloride in blood will find this text to be a useful reference. It contains information on blood gases and electrolytes, presented by an expert with more than two decades of expertise.