Blood gas and electrolytes

Key Information

CPD Hours: 2 hours

Course Length: Two hours

Course Format: Recorded webinar with a copy of the webinar slides provided

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • How to obtain an arterial blood sample
  • How to recognise if your patient is hypoxaemic
  • Determining the acid-base status of your patient
  • Treatment of acid-base disorders
  • Causes of common electrolyte disorders
  • Treatment of common electrolyte disorders
About this course

What’s the point of my blood gas analyser?

This webinar will help you make the most of your blood gas analyser. It will discuss how to assess venous and arterial blood gas samples, showing simple techniques for working out what your patients acid-base disorder is and then what to do about what you have found! It will also describe common causes of the electrolyte disturbances you may detect and how to treat them. The webinar is suitable for vets with an interest in ECC, anaesthesia or internal medicine.

Why do this course?
The webinar will help you diagnose and optically manage acid-base and electrolyte disorders in your patients.

A convenient and flexible way to earn some CPD hours without leaving home is to select webinars to view from our extensive library of recorded webinars. Priced at £35 for a 2 hour webinar they are great value for busy practitioners seeking quality CPD at a time of their choice.  Participants will receive a handout (slides and/or notes) to support their viewing session and a certificate for 2 CPD hours. 

Participants gain access to the webinar for two weeks which allows them to view it at their leisure and convenience as well as review aspects as needed to enhance their learning.

Members of the BVA Young Vets Network receive a 50% discount on our recorded webinars (subject to availability – ten discounted places available per webinar per year).


Associate Professor in Transfusion Medicine and ECC
The Royal Veterinary College