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ABG interpretation, arterial blood gases, creative teaching



  1. Barnette, LaShonda BSN, RN-BC
  2. Kautz, Donald D. PhD, RN, CRRN, CNE


There are many creative ways to teach arterial blood gas interpretation. This article illustrates the use of the stepwise approach, tables, figures, case studies, illustrations, computer-based learning modules, and the tic-tac-toe approach. The authors recommend making several approaches available so students and new critical care nurses can choose the ones that work best for them.