CXR & ABG Workshop

At this page you will find all you need to be well-prepared for the Chest-X-Ray (CXR) and Arterial Blood Gas (ABG) analysis workshop. We strongly encourage you to review the course material before arriving at EMSS17. For this workshop we have prepared a small homework assignment for you – each participant will recieve en e-mail with further information. 

Materials: 

-       ABG algorithm: Algorithm for interpreting an ABG (page 1) and scheme of etiologies of acid-base disturbances (page 2)

-       ABG algorithm guide: Background knowledge about the ABG algorithm

-       CXR algorithm: Algorithm for interpreting a CXR

-       CXR algorithm guide: Background knowledge about the CXR algorithm

-       List of abbreviationsList of abbreviations used in the algorithms and guides

Please note: All algorithms can be downloaded. At EMSS17 you will recieve a printed copy of the algorithms as well.

 

ABG algorithm and guide (click to enlarge – download link below):
ABG algorithm page 1

ABG algorithm page 2

DOWNLOAD ABG Algorithm

Background knowledge for using the ABG Algorithm: DOWNLOAD ABG Algorithm guide

 

CXR algorithm and guide (click to enlarge – download link below):

CXR algorithm

DOWNLOAD CXR Algorithm

Background knowledge for using the CXR Algorithm: DOWNLOAD CXR Algorithm guide

List of abbreviations:
CXR: Chest-X-ray
ABG: Arterial blood gas
CNS: Central nervous system
COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
BE: Base excess
PA: Posterior-anterior view
AP: Anterior-posterior view