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Arterial Blood Gas
 
 

Distal Ischaemia

 
 
 
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Overview

  • Clinical Features

  • Pain
  • Pallor
  • Pulselessness
  • Paralysis
  • Paraesthesia
  • Poikilothermia
  • Causes

  • Clotting
  • Vasospasm
  • Prevention

  • Avoid a limb with peripheral vascular disease
  • Perform Allen’s test before inserting the needle
  • Reconsider need for the ABG
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