Full form/ Meaning:
Arterial Blood Gas
Arterial Blood Gas. “Let’s get an ABG.” The ABG is useful for looking at oxygenation and ventilation of a patient, or how they are breathing. Abnormal ABG’s can lead a doctor to want to intubate the patient and help him /her breathe. The key things that most doctors look at are the pH, pCO2 (ventilation), pO2 (oxygenation)
Usage in Sentence:
“Please tell the resident to get me an ABG.”
Do you know?
The key things that most doctors look at when using the ABG are the pH, pCO2 (ventilation), pO2 (oxygenation)