• Course Format

    eLearning/Self-directed course

  • Course Access

    1 year unlimited access 24/7 to the online course

  • Course Length

    165 minutes

  • Study Guide

    Downloadable PDF Study Guide

  • Contact Hours

    3.0

  • Certificate of Completion

    Printable CE Certificate

Description

This fun course will provide an organized approach to arterial blood gas (ABG) interpretation. Repetitive practice with blood gas interpretation followed by case studies will build clinical confidence in identifying acid/base imbalances. In addition, continuous waveform Capnography and the use of venous blood gases will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this eLearning, participants should be able to:

  • Review normal and abnormal arterial blood gas values

  • Describe common acid/base imbalances and treatments

  • Discuss clinical situations where it is appropriate to use venous blood gases

  • Analyze case examples with treatment strategies

  • Discuss the integration of Capnography into care

What Nurses Are Saying About This Course!

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Tha ABCs of ABGs & Capnography

Ed Scheuerell

Smooth transition from the basics to more complex cases. Thanks for making the content so interesting and fun to learn.

Smooth transition from the basics to more complex cases. Thanks for making the content so interesting and fun to learn.

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made easy to understand

theresa pierson

Nicole explains the content so it's easy to understand. Repetition is key. She is funny too!

Nicole explains the content so it's easy to understand. Repetition is key. She is funny too!

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Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to The ABCs of ABGs & Capnography

    • Read First: How To Navigate This Course & Download Study Guide!

    • RN License & State (or Country) Information Needed!

  • 2

    Course Introduction & Overview

    • Course Introduction & Overview

  • 3

    Module 1: Compensation & An Easy Approach to Interpretation

    • Compensation & An Easy Approach to Interpretation

  • 4

    Module 2: Respiratory & Metabolic Acid/Base Imbalances

    • Respiratory & Metabolic Acid/Base Imbalances

  • 5

    Module 3: ABG Interpretation Practice

    • ABG Interpretation Practice

  • 6

    Module 4: Cases

    • Cases

  • 7

    Module 5: Capnography Part 1

    • Capnography Part 1

  • 8

    Module 6: Capnography Part 2

    • Capnography Part 2

  • 9

    Module 7: Wrap-Up & Next Steps

    • Wrap-Up & Next Steps

  • 10

    The ABCs of ABGs & Capnography Quiz

    • The ABCs of ABGs & Capnography Quiz

  • 11

    The ABCs of ABGs & Capnography Evaluation

    • The ABCs of ABGs & Capnography Evaluation

Instructor

MN, RN, CCNS, CCRN-K, PCCN-K

Nicole Kupchik

Nicole Kupchik has been a critical care nurse for over 25 years. Originally from Northwest Indiana, she worked as a traveling nurse and settled in Seattle, WA in 1998. She graduated from Purdue University in 1993 and in 2008 obtained a Master of Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Washington.

After moving to Seattle, Nicole took great interest in Resuscitation while working at Harborview Medical Center. She was part of a team who wrote one of the first protocols in the US for Therapeutic Hypothermia after cardiac arrest and has published numerous papers on the topic. In 2009, she led a team that launched an award-winning Sepsis Alert System.

In 2013, Nicole founded Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc. She has taught CCRN® & PCCN® Certification Review courses for over 10 years and has helped thousands of nurses achieve certification! She strongly believes every nurse can and should be board certified in their specialty!

In 2017, Nicole published "Ace the CCRN®: You Can Do It" Study Guide and Practice Question Book as well as well as "Ace the PCCN®: You Can Do It" Study Guide and Practice Question Book. In 2018, she published "Ace the CMC®: You Can Do It" Study Guide. Her latest book, "Ace the CSC®: You Can Do It!" Study Guide for the Cardiac Surgery Certification was published in March 2019.

Accreditation

Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc. is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider number 16363. Approved for 3.0 CE Contact Hours.

Course Refund Policy

Once the purchase for the course is made and accessed online, there are no refunds available.