Physiology of Acid-Base Balance and Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation: A Systemic Review

19.95
Online
Elective
About the Course:

This intermediate-level course course is designed for respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals.   This course begins by updating the practitioner on the basics of  arterial blood gas (ABG) interpretation. Several case studies will employ arterial blood gas interpretation to demonstrate how the system as a whole works to maintain acid-base balance and homeostasis. Topics include mechanisms of respiratory pattern generation in the brain, lung mechanics that facilitate effective gas exchange, hemodynamics important for O2 transport and delivery, and renal function. 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Relate the role of oxygen to the physiology of metabolism and acid-base balance.
  • Interpret arterial blood gas data using calculations to predict compensatory response.
  • Discuss respiratory center anatomy and the regulation of ventilatory pattern generation and explain physical principles that govern ventilation.
  • Identify the determinants of oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, transport, and delivery.
  • Recognize the determinants of cardiac output and blood pressure regulation.
  • Discuss renal regulation of acid-base balance.
About the Authors: 

Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST

Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST, is an associate research professor and program director in the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Schools of Allied Health and Medicine, at Loma Linda University and program director of doctoral studies in health sciences at Trident University. She is also an adjunct researcher and advisor in the Department of Medicine |at the University of California, San Diego, as well as
the founder of Tranquility Community Health. Dr. Marin received a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Riverside; an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from Loma Linda University; a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University; and an associate’s
degree in respiratory therapy from Victor Valley College.

Author: Beth Eliot, MS, RRT-NPS

Beth Eliot, MS, RRT-NPS, is an independent facilitator for patient advocacy for the underprivileged in her immediate community. She received a master’s degree from Georgetown University in biohazardous agents and emerging infectious diseases, a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University, and an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy from Victor Valley College. She gained work experience at Loma
Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in the NICU, PICU, and emergency departments and as an adjunct faculty member at Loma Linda University and Victor Valley Community College.

Author: Amber Melendez, RCP, RRT

Amber Melendez, RCP, RRT, is currently working as a respiratory therapist for the Hesperia Unified School District, providing care to medically fragile students. She received her respiratory therapy education at Victor Valley College and has gained clinical  experience in the areas of trauma, hyperbaric therapy, and emergency and intensive care. She also holds a professional expert position at Victor Valley College, where she conducts laboratory educational activities for respiratory therapy students.


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Physiology of Acid-Base Balance and Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation: A Systemic Review

19.95
About the Course:

This intermediate-level course course is designed for respiratory therapists and other healthcare professionals.   This course begins by updating the practitioner on the basics of  arterial blood gas (ABG) interpretation. Several case studies will employ arterial blood gas interpretation to demonstrate how the system as a whole works to maintain acid-base balance and homeostasis. Topics include mechanisms of respiratory pattern generation in the brain, lung mechanics that facilitate effective gas exchange, hemodynamics important for O2 transport and delivery, and renal function. 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Relate the role of oxygen to the physiology of metabolism and acid-base balance.
  • Interpret arterial blood gas data using calculations to predict compensatory response.
  • Discuss respiratory center anatomy and the regulation of ventilatory pattern generation and explain physical principles that govern ventilation.
  • Identify the determinants of oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, transport, and delivery.
  • Recognize the determinants of cardiac output and blood pressure regulation.
  • Discuss renal regulation of acid-base balance.
About the Authors: 

Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST

Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST, is an associate research professor and program director in the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Schools of Allied Health and Medicine, at Loma Linda University and program director of doctoral studies in health sciences at Trident University. She is also an adjunct researcher and advisor in the Department of Medicine |at the University of California, San Diego, as well as
the founder of Tranquility Community Health. Dr. Marin received a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of California, Riverside; an MPH in epidemiology and biostatistics from Loma Linda University; a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University; and an associate’s
degree in respiratory therapy from Victor Valley College.

Author: Beth Eliot, MS, RRT-NPS

Beth Eliot, MS, RRT-NPS, is an independent facilitator for patient advocacy for the underprivileged in her immediate community. She received a master’s degree from Georgetown University in biohazardous agents and emerging infectious diseases, a bachelor’s degree in emergency medical care from Loma Linda University, and an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy from Victor Valley College. She gained work experience at Loma
Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in the NICU, PICU, and emergency departments and as an adjunct faculty member at Loma Linda University and Victor Valley Community College.

Author: Amber Melendez, RCP, RRT

Amber Melendez, RCP, RRT, is currently working as a respiratory therapist for the Hesperia Unified School District, providing care to medically fragile students. She received her respiratory therapy education at Victor Valley College and has gained clinical  experience in the areas of trauma, hyperbaric therapy, and emergency and intensive care. She also holds a professional expert position at Victor Valley College, where she conducts laboratory educational activities for respiratory therapy students.