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The ABCs of ABGs & Capnography


About the Online Course
This fun course will provide an organized approach to arterial blood gas (ABG) interpretation. Repetitive practice with blood gas interpretation followed by case studies will build clinical confidence in identifying acid/base imbalances. In addition, continuous waveform Capnography and the use of venous blood gases will be discussed. 

What Nurses Are Saying About This Course!
Excellent Resource
This course was an excellent resource to help me refresh my memory on how to interpret ABGs. In addition, it was a great course to learn more information on the benefit and use of capnography. All the case studies were imperative to my understanding and helped me apply the learned knowledge to a clinical example to further my knowledge. I would highly recommend everyone to take this course! Simple, sweet, but highly effective!  S.B.

Made easy to understand
Nicole explains the content so it's easy to understand.  Repetition is key.  She is funny too! - Theresa P.

Course Details

Course Format: eLearning/Self-directed course
Contact Hours: 3.0
Course Length: 165

What's Included

  • 1 year unlimited 24/7 access to the online course
  • 3.0 contact hours
  • Downloadable PDF Study Guide
  • Printable CE Certificate

This Course Focuses On

  • An organized approach to arterial blood gas interpretation
  • Compensated, uncompensated, partially compensated & mixed blood gases
  • Clinical case studies with treatment application including Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA), respiratory failure, kidney injury & electrolyte imbalances
  • The use of continuous waveform Capnography as a clinical monitoring adjunct


Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc. is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #16363. This program is approved for 3.0 contact hours

Learning Objectives

  • Review normal and abnormal arterial blood gas values
  • Describe common acid/base imbalances and treatments
  • Discuss clinical situations where it is appropriate to use venous blood gases
  • Analyze case examples with treatment strategies
  • Discuss the integration of Capnography into care

Additional Information

Course Refund Policy

Our policy is valid for a period of 30 calendar days from the date of the purchase. If the period of 30 days has lapsed since the purchase, we can't, unfortunately, offer you a refund. In addition, once the course has been accessed, there are no refunds available.

Course Expiration Time Zone

Access to the course expires 1 year after purchase, regardless of when the course is accessed. Please note, courses are set to expire at 00:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on the expiry date.

For example, students in Pacific Standard Time (UTC 8 hrs ahead), will find their class expires at 4:00 PM PST.  Due to the major time difference, we have set all courses to expire on day 366 so you receive a full year of access plus a few bonus hours.

Extension Policy

All courses will be limited to a maximum of one extension. The one-time extension is valid for 6 months @ 40% of the full cost of the course. Extension requests must be received via email at [email protected].

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Course Agenda

Course Introduction & Overview - 5:10 mins

Module 1: Compensation & An Easy Approach to Interpretation - 16:46 mins

Module 2: Respiratory & Metabolic Acid/Base Imbalances - 11:48 mins

Module 3: ABG Interpretation Practice - 21:13 mins

Module 4: Cases - 32:55 mins

Module 5: Capnography Part 1 - 34:42 mins

Module 6: Capnography Part 2 - 39:52 mins

Module 7: Wrap-Up & Next Steps - 2:29 mins

Here are what nurses are saying about Nicole and her teaching style:

"Nicole does a great job teaching in a way you can understand and keeps your attention."

"Great course! Kept us engaged as well for a long class. Great methods used to teach and remember course information."

"Your energy and passion to teach makes learning a breeze! Love how you break down complicated content and make it easy to remember."

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