Arterial Blood Gases

Upon successful completion of the course candidates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills associated with arterial blood gas sampling, to gain clinical competence under the supervision of a competent practitioner.

This course is suitable for nurses, doctors and other allied health professionals who are required to perform the procedure as part of their role.

Aims and Objectives

â–  To have a clear understanding of associated anatomy and physiology

â–  To be able to understand the reasons for performing arterial blood gas sampling and the Allen's test

â–  Be able to read and understand blood gas results

â–  Be able to perform arterial blood gas sampling safely and competently


Associated anatomy & physiology Rationale for performing ABG’s
The Allen’s Test Associated complications & management
Infection control Consent
Overview of the equipment Correct demonstration
Practical practice for the candidates