US Shop > Medicine/Nursing > Vascular Procedures > Arterial Blood Sampling

Try Simtics for free

Start my free trial

Arterial Blood Sampling NEW

Medicine/Nursing > Vascular Procedures
ABG_jpeg

Materials Included:

  • text-icoText
  • video-icoVideo
  • 3d-anatomyAnatomy
  • simulation-icoSimulation
  • practiseQuiz
Arterial blood sampling for blood gas analysis (ABG) is often practiced in the hospital setting to help make a diagnosis, indicate the severity of a condition and assess treatment.

Pick your option here or check our pricing plans

Unlimited streaming of one module

Unlimited streaming. Save 85%

Arterial blood sampling for blood gas analysis (ABG) is often practiced in the hospital setting to help make a diagnosis, indicate the severity of a condition and assess treatment. This module teaches you how to safely prepare for and obtain arterial blood samples from the three main sites (radial, femoral, or dorsalis pedis arteries) for blood gas analysis. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three scenarios that test your ability to obtain a blood sample from the radial, femoral, or dorsalis pedis artery, depending on the scenario. Practice the steps of the procedures online as often as you want, until you feel confident. This module is one of the foundation skills required for Year 1 post-graduate medical trainees and for specialist nurses.

You’ll learn

  • indications, contraindications and complications related to arterial blood sampling
  • relevant medical terminology
  • when to perform arterial blood sampling
  • to visualize the anatomy of the main arteries of the forearm
  • how to perform and interpret an Allen’s test
  • how to prepare for arterial blood sampling
  • the different arterial collection sites and when to use each
  • to practice and perfect your skills in obtaining arterial blood samples from the radial, femoral, or dorsalis pedis artery, according to the clinical scenario provided
  • correct post-procedure considerations
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Patient preparation
Step 1.2 - Tray preparation
Step 1.3 - Operator preparation
Step 2 - Cleanse the skin and infiltrate local anesthetic
Step 3 - Palpate for the pulse and insert the needle
Step 4 - Obtain the blood sample and remove the needle
Step 5 - Send the sample for analysis
  • Indications, contraindications, and complications related to this procedure
  • To examine the status of the pulses before commencing the procedure
  • When to perform and how to interpret an Allen's test 
  • The steps of the procedure
    • Positioning of the patient
    • Cleansing of the puncture site
    • The angle of needle entry
    • The depth of needle insertion
    • Collection of the sample
    • Removal of the needle and application of pressure at the puncture site
    • Placement of the sample in ice      
  •  Correct postprocedure considerations and documentation

The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:

  • an online simulation (available in Learn and Test modes)
  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including key terms and hyperlinks to references
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

For more details on features and how your students can benefit from our unique system, click here.

Don't wait. Try SIMTICS now!

Try Simtics for free

Start my free trial