How to get the most out of your blood gas results (for nurses)
Proper collection of blood samples for diagnostic and monitoring purposes is an important part of the job of the veterinary nurse. Acid/base and blood gases are routine tests performed in veterinary emergency and critical care settings around the world today. Increasingly this technology is becoming incorporated into the daily lives of veterinary professionals even outside of this setting, such as general practice. In this talk we will discuss the process of sample collection, sample handling and the parameters derived from this test so that you can gain confidence in alerting your vets, with accuracy, when a problem is looming.
Recording from 05.12.2017
Dr Mark Haworth BVSc (Hons) MVMS DipACVECC
Mark graduated with first class honours in 2004 from the University of Queensland. He went on to complete a rotating internship at Queensland Veterinary Specialists in 2005. Having a passion for emergency and critical care, he undertook a position at Murdoch University in Perth. He was awarded membership in this field in 2008 with the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists and commenced a residency in emergency and critical care in 2009 also at Murdoch University. He became board certified with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2012. He obtained a Masters in Veterinary Medical Science in 2014. Mark has now undertaken a position at the University of Queensland to continue his passion for high quality emergency and critical care and teaching. He is excited to be directly contributing to the development of this field at the University of Queensland. His interests include cardiopulmonary resuscitation, toxicology, fluid therapy, and electrolyte derangements.