Friday, August 05, 2011
Radiometer’s blood gas handbook available for iPhone & iPad
Get guidance to the evaluation of arterial oxygen status with this easy-to-use blood gas app
Blood gas status plays a key role in evaluating the condition of critically ill patients. Evaluation of blood gas parameters can be divided into subgroups of oxygen status, related metabolic parameters and acid-base status.
Because each subgroup consists of several parameters, the amount of data to interpret may be overwhelming.
Radiometer’s new blood gas app is an easy-to-use guide to assist you with this task.
The app offers guidance to the evaluation of arterial oxygen status based on comprehensive blood gas analysis ( including oximetry) and a closely related metabolic parameter, lactate. Users can add and edit their own reference intervals as well as notes for individual parameters.
In addition, Radiometer’s new app provides a description of the parameters available on Radiometer‘s blood gas analyzers, including blood gas and acid-base parameters, metabolic parameters and electrolytes, as well as guides to evaluating them.
Other features are: Search, import and export of user defined notes and reference intervals via iTunes, and zoom on images.
Although such a guide always has to be used with caution, as not every possible detail or condition can be covered, it can help the clinician make decisions with regard to the need for further tests and therapeutic interventions.
The app supports English and Danish language depending on the language setting of the device. English is default.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Download the Radiometer's blood gas app on the App Store