Summary questions

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Arterial blood gas sampling is used:
instead of phlebotomy in young patients with strong pulses
only in patients with pulmonary disease
only in patients with renal disease
to assess lung ventilation, tissue oxygenation, and acid base status

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The radial artery is:
found in the deep tissues under the flexor carpi radialis tendon
in the superficial subcutaneous tissues on the radial side of the wrist
medial and deep to the flexor carpi radialis
in the midline of the wrist

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The most common complication of arterial blood gas sampling is:
obstructing thrombus in the artery
radial nerve injury

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The syringe is filled during sampling by
drawing up on the plunger once in the artery
allowing arterial pressure to fill the syringe to about 1 ml
squeezing the forearm
applying pressure to the artery

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The most common reason for a difficult and painful arterial puncture is:
anatomic variability
faulty equipment
airlock in the syringe
missing the artery on the initial puncture and then probing deeper