Episode 9: VAE & CO2 Gas Embolism (When Gases Attack)
Feb 01, 2020
You asked, and we listened! In this episode of the APEX Live podcast, we're going to do a little Q&A. We'll give you practice questions, and then we'll break each one down step-by-step. It’s kind of like going back to the basics or back to square one.
Whether you're studying for the NCE or the CPC Exam, this isn't an episode you'll want to miss.
What You'll Learn
- What are the differences between a venous air and CO2 gas embolism?
- Which monitor is the most effective at detecting a venous air or CO2 gas embolism?
- Why are various surgical procedures that increase the risk of venous air or CO2 gas embolism?
- What's the best way to assess for venous air and CO2 gas embolism?
- What are the most effective management strategies for the treatment of venous air and CO2 gas embolism?
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