Effects of body temperature on blood gases

  title={Effects of body temperature on blood gases},
  author={Andreas Bacher},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
Changes in body temperature have important impact on measurements of blood gases. In blood gas analyzers the samples are always kept constant at a temperature of exactly 37°C during the measurements, and therefore results are not correct if body temperature differs from 37°C. Lack of knowledge of the effects of body temperature on results of blood gas monitoring may lead to wrong and potentially harmful interpretations and decisions in the clinical setting. The following article elucidates… CONTINUE READING

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