Category: Research

COPD think VBG

We have recently introduced the use of VBG in COPD.

Why Change?

  • Pain – we all know and warn our patients ABG’s are painful. Patients know it to and delay presentation.
  • Number of bloods taken – patients attending with COPD will generally have venous bloods taken at triage. Would you want stabbing again if it could be avoided?

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